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The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, or OBPP for short, is the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today. It was developed by Dan Olweus, Ph.D., of Norway. OBPP has over 35 years of research behind it and has been implemented throughout the world, in countries such as the United States, Canada, England, Mexico, Iceland, Germany,
Sweden, and Croatia, in addition to Norway.

OBPP is recognized by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence as one of only 11 Blueprints Model Programs and by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as a Model Program – two of the highest honors a prevention program can attain. It has also received numerous awards from other organizations dedicated to addressing the issue of bullying and violence among children.

Key Audiences
OBPP is designed for students in elementary, middle,and junior high schools (students age 5 to 15 years old).
All students participate in most aspects of the program.Students who bully others, and students who are bullied,
receive additional individualized interventions.

OBPP is used at the school, classroom, and individual levels and includes methods to reach out to parents and
the community for involvement and support. School administrators, teachers, and other staff are primarily
responsible for introducing and implementing the program. These efforts are designed to improve peer
relations and make the school a safer and more positive
place for students to learn and develop.

Program Goals
The goals of the program are:

  • to reduce existing bullying problems among students
  •  to prevent the development of new bullying problems
  •  to achieve better peer relations at school

We have seen for some time now the devastating effects of anger on our young people.

We have noticed our youth being extremely short tempered and acting irrationally in situations that could have been handled differently and much more effectively. We have heard some Principals and Deputy Principles speak of discipline in schools being a concern; one such Deputy Principal is Mr. Denton Brathwaite of the Princess Margaret Secondary School and carried in the Daily Nation; article attached. We have realised the invent of bullying as corroborated by an Yvette Best written article in the Daily Nation of June 19th 2012 and entitled “Hurt by a Bully”,  (story submitted). The Nation Newspaper article is also supported by another article of the same daily news dated Thursday April 5th 2012 entitled “Bullying linked to depression.”  In this article Psychologists Dianne Holder and Keisha Bowla-Hines noted that there was a clear correlation between bullying, depression and anxiety. Mrs. Holder noted that school was not a friendly place for people who displayed good values, and those students were disintegrated and put down while Mrs. Bowla-Hines stated that victims of bullying begin to feel unaccepted, and that something was wrong with them. We have also seen family violence, sibling rivalry and several other deviant behaviours that have resulted only in a negative way.  We have seen truancy as a by-product of youthful indifference, disinterest, defiance and demotivation, and accompanied traits such as physical violence, abusive language, disrespect towards teachers, sexual misconduct, stealing, gambling, bullying, violations of the school’s dress codes, and wilful destruction of school property. This is supported by an editorial in the Nation Newspaper dated Saturday

Bullying is a feature in the lives of children at school. Most children, who tested high in aggression, also had high scores in locus of control (an indication of a lack of control over their environment). Their parents indicated that they exhibited bullying behaviour often such as cruelty to other children.

Children who were anxious and depressed in several cases indicated that they were the victims of indirect and direct bullying. Direct Bullying referred to activity such as initiating fights, starting quarrels and confronting teachers and parents aggressively while Indirect Bullying reported incidents relating to scandalous gossip and lies about children and their families via internet and school discussion. Coercion to do negative activities such as missing school, taking drugs and disobedience to “fit into a group” via negative peer pressure was also expressed by the children.

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