Welcome to the Clemson University website for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). This website is focused on bullying prevention research, OBPP training information, ongoing programming and training support of our certified Olweus Trainer-Consultants.
The Olweus Program (pronounced Ol-VAY-us) is a comprehensive approach that includes schoolwide, classroom, individual, and community components. The program is focused on long-term change that creates a safe and positive school climate. It is designed and evaluated for use in elementary, middle, junior high and high schools (K-12). The program’s goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among students, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy. The Olweus Program has been implemented in more than a dozen countries around the world, and in thousands of schools in the United States.
Our annual report, "Bullying in US Schools: 2019 Status Report", published in October 2019. This report updates the 2013 Status Report (Luxenberg, Limber, and Olweus 2014) and reflects the status of bullying around the United States during the 2015–2019 school years (August 1, 2014, through June 30, 2019).
The OBPP is one of the programs conducted by the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life.