St. Theresa School uses the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to help reduce bullying. It also helps make the 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 in our school.
What is the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP)?
- Educates students about bullying.
- Prevents or reduces bullying in schools.
- Not a curriculum, but a program that deals with bullying at the school-wide, classroom, individual, and community levels.
- Framework for maintaining a safe, supportive, and welcoming school climate.
- Builds rapport among students and staff.
What is the Definition of 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 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.
What are Our Four Anti-Bullying Rules?
All students will follow these four anti-bullying rules:
1. We will not bully others.
2. We will help students who are bullied.
3. We will include students who are left out.
4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
Tips for Parents
You can help your child deal with bullying by talking to school staff and by taking advantage of the following resources below. These resources are provided by Violence Prevention Works. To read more information, click here: Violence Prevention Works Parent Tips and Resources