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Parent Olweus Presentation
Transcript of Parent Olweus Presentation
Program Melrose Public Schools Bullying Prevention Training
Presented by your Olweus Team Program Components Designed for ALL students
Preventive AND responsive
Focused on changing norms and restructuring the school setting
NOT time-limited: Requires systematic efforts over time The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program IS... For students and their futures
For a healthy school climate
For the larger community
For the purposes of risk management for schools
It’s a wise investment Why address bullying in schools? Current Bullying Issues All over the nation.
Close to home: Browerville, Roccori, Anoka, Washburn…etc.
Millions of district funds have gone towards defending bullying issue(s). Olweus Definition of Bullying: “Bullying is when someone and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.”
Direct—Hitting, taunting, name calling (things you can SEE)
Indirect—Rumors, excluding others,
cyber bullying (things you DON’T SEE) Types of Bullying Data From our School 6-8 Percentage of bullied students who have told/not told anybody about the bullying. We will not bully others.
We will try to help students who are bullied.
We will try to include students who are left out.
If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home. about bullying Common Myths About Children who Bully
“Children who bully are loners.”
“Children who bully have low self-esteem.” Family Risk Factors for Bullying Lack of parental warmth and involvement
Lack of parental supervision
Harsh discipline/physical punishment Family Risk Factors for Bullying Lack of parental warmth and involvement
Lack of parental supervision
Harsh discipline/physical punishment Characteristics of Bullied Students Research suggests two categories of bullied children:
“submissive” or “passive victims”
“provocative victims” or “bully-victims” Stopping bullying takes a team effort.
You play a critical position
on the team.
Change happens in small increments but can
have positive long-term impact for us all! Remember…… "The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
-Albert Einstein repeatedly