• Olweus Bullying Program 
    Our elementary schools use the research based Olweus Bullying Prevention Program as the foundation for creating a safe environment for children. This program presents a clear definition of the term “bullying”.
    “A person is bullied when he/she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more persons.”

    This program provides a structured approach to the prevention of bullying. It promotes increased understanding of the issues involved with “bullying” behaviors and provides a coordinated plan for addressing these issues. It also includes strategies for bystanders to use when they observe bullying behaviors. The goals of the program are:
    • To reduce (and ideally eliminate) existing bully/victim problems
    among children.
    • To prevent the development of new problems
    • To achieve better peer relations at school

    There are four essential rules that we teach:

    We will:
    1. Not bully others
    2. Help students who are bullied
    3. Include all students who are left out
    4. Tell an adult at school and home when someone is bullied