Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Every student has the right to feel safe and secure in their school and be free from bullying and harassment. Davenport Community Schools implements the Olweus Bully Prevention Program K-12 throughout the District. This program is the most researched and the best-known bullying prevention program available today. It is proven to reduce bullying by up to 70% when implemented with fidelity. In addition, schools can expect significant reductions in student reports of general antisocial behavior, such as vandalism, fighting, theft, and truancy. Students also report significant improvements in the social climate of the classroom and satisfaction with school life. Schools across the country and around the world have experienced positive results from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is designed to improve peer relations and make schools safer, more positive places for students to learn and develop. Goals of the program include:
- Reducing existing bullying problems among students
- Preventing new bullying problems
- Achieving better peer relations at school
A comprehensive approach to addressing bullying is proven to be the most effective way to achieve positive results. Working at the school-wide, classroom, individual, and community levels, adults and students learn about what bullying is, how to prevent bullying, and how to best intervene in a bullying situation. If you would like more information, or have a concern about bullying, please contact your student’s school and ask to speak to someone about bullying. Below are additional resources for parents on bullying, cyber bullying, and social networking.
- DCSD Anti-Harassment and Anti-Bullying Policy
- Reporting Abuse online
- Recognizing the warning signs of bullying
- What is the parent’s role? (National Crime Prevention Council)
- What is cyber bullying?
- The Impact of Cyberbullying
- Is Your Child at Risk of Being Cyberbullied?
- What is the parents role in stopping cyberbullying? (StopCyberbullying.org)
- Internet Safety 101 (internetsafety101.0rg)
- Stop, block, and tell!
- Parent’s guide to Facebook: Social Networking
- Parents Guide to AskFM
- Parents Guide to Snapchat