“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” – Theodore Roosevelt
CVES uses the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. This research-based program reduces bullying in schools. It also helps to make school a safer, more positive place where students can learn. Although this program takes place at school, we need your help too. You can talk about bullying and our school’s anti-bullying rules at home with your child. We want to work with you to prevent and stop bullying from happening at our school.
What is bullying?
Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself. Bullying behavior involves an aggressive behavior, involves a pattern of behavior over time, and there is an imbalance of power or strength (physical or social). Bullying can take many forms, such as hitting, verbal harassment, spreading false rumors, not letting someone be part of the group, and sending nasty messages on a cell phone or over the internet (cyber-bullying).
What is the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program?
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) prevents or reduces bullying in elementary, middle, and high schools). OBPP is not a curriculum, but a program that deals with bullying at school-wide, classroom, individual, and community levels. Here is what happens at each level:
In the Classroom:
On the spot interventions: