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Core Components
of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

Backed by thirty-five years of research and successful, worldwide implementation, the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a long-term, system-wide program for change involving program components at four levels:

School-Level Components

  • Establish a Bullying Prevention Coordinating
  • Conduct committee and staff trainings.
  • Administer the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire
  • Hold staff discussion group meetings.
  • Introduce the school rules against bullying.
  • Review and refine the school’s supervisory system.
  • Hold a school kick-off event to launch the program.
  • Involve parents.

Classroom-Level Components

  • Post and enforce schoolwide rules against bullying.
  • Hold regular class meetings.
  • Hold meetings with students’ parents.

Individual-Level Components

  • Supervise students’ activities.
  • Ensure that all staff intervene on the spot when
    bullying occurs.
  • Hold meetings with students involved in bullying.
  • Hold meetings with parents of involved students.
  • Develop individual intervention plans for involved

Community-Level Components

  • Involve community members on the Bullying
    Prevention Coordinating Committee.
  • Develop partnerships with community members
    to support your school’s program.
  • Help to spread anti-bullying messages and
    principles of best practice in the community.

For more information, download the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Scope and Sequence Report (PDF).


Professional Development

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