The Olweus bullying prevention program strives to reduce and prevent bullying, and to improve peer relationships to create a safer and more positive school environment.
Our October Olweus class meetings focus on defining and identifying bullying. Students take part in activities and classroom discussions where they can share their feelings and opinions as well as suggest solutions.
Topics for discussion:
· distinguishing between bullying behaviors and those that are not
· identifying bullying behaviors in ourselves and others
· the impact of bullying on others
· how differences (gender, generational, and social) can affect the perception of bullying behaviors
· ways we can counter bullying behavior
Bullying is never an acceptable behavior and it is against our school rules. If students see bullying taking place, we want them to step up to help, or get help from an adult or another student. It is our hope that the Olweus program generates a clear and consistent message and that it continues to be a part of everyday life at Scripps Middle School.