About the OBPP
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:
- reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children
- improve peer relations at school.
The program has been found to reduce bullying among children, 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.
Recognition of the Program
“Blueprints Certified: Meeting the highest standards of evidence through independent review by the nation’s top scientists.”
- The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program has received recognition from a number of organizations committed to preventing school violence. The program has been named a Blueprints Promising Program by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado at Boulder.
- The OBPP also has been highlighted in the American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement. Read the statement here.
- The OBPP has a Strong Evidence rating on the National Dropout Prevention Model Program Database. http://dropoutprevention.org/mpdb/web/program/113
Parents, Educators, School Administrators, Concerned Adults
If you are interested in more information about the Olweus Program, please go to https://olweus.sites.clemson.edu/olweusinfo.php
Training and Consultation
To learn about OBPP training and consultation for a school’s Bullying Prevention Coordinating Committee and Staff, click here.
Certified Olweus Trainer-Consultants
A list of certified Olweus Trainer-Consultants is available here.
If you are interested in becoming a Certified Olweus Trainer-Consultant click here.
To learn about Dr. Dan Olweus, OBPP Founder, Dr. Susan Limber, Director of Development, Dr. Jan Urbanski, Director of Safe and Humane Schools, Jane Riese, Associate Director of Safe and Humane Schools click here.