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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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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone and feel the charm of existence.

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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone and feel the charm of existence.

Lo-fi cred gastropub, brunch aliquip stumptown culpa. Banh mi eiusmod tattooed, freegan Schlitz master cleanse pug. Eu 8-bit id PBR Pinterest taxidermy, swag church-key Echo Park commodo yr. Adipisicing leggings enim laboris wayfarers, cliche Carles placeat typewriter mixtape cold-pressed. Etsy Pitchfork Austin, selvage beard reprehenderit ea ugh.

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  • Mixtape fap Intelligentsia small batch placeat labore
  • Gleams steal into the inner sanctuary grow
  • Like these sweet mornings of spring which

High Life tempor retro Truffaut. Tofu mixtape twee, assumenda quinoa flexitarian aesthetic artisan vinyl pug. Chambray et Carles Thundercats cardigan actually, magna bicycle rights. Plaid fashion axe semiotics skateboard, try-hard food truck aesthetic biodiesel exercitation. Accusamus VHS Wes Anderson Banksy food truck vero.

Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane.

Throw myself down teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone and feel the charm of existence.

Lo-fi cred gastropub, brunch aliquip stumptown culpa. Banh mi eiusmod tattooed, freegan Schlitz master cleanse pug. Eu 8-bit id PBR Pinterest taxidermy, swag church-key Echo Park commodo yr. Adipisicing leggings enim laboris wayfarers, cliche Carles placeat typewriter mixtape cold-pressed. Etsy Pitchfork Austin, selvage beard reprehenderit ea ugh.

Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests and falls in a series of waves.

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When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes.

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  • Mixtape fap Intelligentsia small batch placeat labore
  • Gleams steal into the inner sanctuary grow
  • Like these sweet mornings of spring which

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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone and feel the charm of existence.

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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone and feel the charm of existence.

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This is a time of high concern about violent behaviour by young people. As a nation, we are in a period of reflection as to what can be done to stem this tide.Schools throughout Barbados continue to scramble for ways to manage anger and aggression in their students. Recently we have seen the escalation of bullying. Some people believe that it is being used as an avenue by our young people to vent and release their anger. Others believe that young people are angry but that our school system has not been able to formulate a workable programme to assist these persons in ways of identifying and dealing with that anger. Some say that unless something is done and done quickly to address this growing trend we run the risk of seeing further deterioration of the moral fibre of our society and extensive pressure being placed on our penal system and ample loss of family members and friends.

Bullying is a wide-ranging predicament in our schools and has a negative impact on school climate and on students’ right to learn in a protected and secure environment without fear. Once considered as a rite of passage or undisruptive behaviour that helps build character, bullying is now known to have long-term academic, physical, and emotional effects on both the victim and the bully. The scope and impact of bullying demands a coherent, integrated and comprehensive holistic public approach. It is therefore the responsibility of teachers, parents, counsellors, educators, pastors and other facets of our society to help bring in effective change in the lives of our young people through systematic training and guidance so that those individuals become well rounded personalities and also successful in life.

Here, life skills play an important role in molding the individual. Thus in short, life skills are essentially those abilities that help promote mental well being and competence in young people as they face the realities of life.

The bullying prevention effort of Supreme Counselling for Personal Development and made possible by The Maria Holder Memorial Trust through full financial and moral support must utilize this holistic approach to successfully implement what is now the largest application of any bullying prevention programme in the world the “Olweus Bullying Prevention Programme”, (OBPP).

The launch of this programme to Barbados and in particular to the four schools piloting this project would not have been possible without the full involvement of The Maria Holder Memorial Trust. They willingness to come on board as a partner without hesitation speaks volumes of their commitment to the positive development of our young people and by extension our country It gives me great pleasure and a sense of fulfilment to have been afforded the opportunity to spearhead the initiative of introducing the Olweus Bullying Prevention programme to this region but cannot stress enough that the true heroes in this exercise would have to be the ones would said yes we will put up the financial resources needed to make a dream a reality; I speak of none other than The Maria Holder Memorial.

As CEO of Supreme Counselling for Personal Development and the initiator of The Olweus Bullying Prevention Programme to Barbados it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this the official site of our campaign; I hope the information found here will be of benefit to you and I urge your support in the fight against Bullying in our schools.