Olweus Bullying Prevention

Program Content

NorthStar Adventure at Dutch Springs offers the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, which is a nationally recognized, schoolwide program designed to prevent or reduce bullying. Olweus’s multi-component approach involves individuals, classrooms, entire schools, as well as parents and communities, to successfully address bullying in schools.
Statistics show how successful implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program can reduce school bullying.

These results include:

  • A 50 percent or more reductions in student reports of being bullied and bullying others. In addition, peer and teacher ratings of bullying problems have yielded similar results.
  • Significant reductions in student reports of general antisocial behavior such as school bullying, vandalism, school violence, fighting, theft, and truancy.
  • Significant improvements in the classroom social climate as reflected in students’ reports of improved order and discipline, more positive social relationships, and more positive attitudes toward schoolwork and school.
  • Greater support for students who are bullied, and stronger, more effective interventions for students who bully.

Other Benefits of the Program

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program will also help you meet requirements for federal programs and mandates already administered in most schools, including Safe and Drug-Free Schools, No Child Left Behind, school health programs, juvenile delinquency and drop-out prevention, high-stakes testing and even suicide prevention programs.

For more information on the program, please check out the Olweus Web Page and then call NorthStar Adventure to see how we can help your school or organization.