The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a whole-school program aimed at preventing and reducing bullying throughout a school setting.
- The program is designed for students in elementary, middle, and junior high schools (students ages five to fifteen years old).
- Research has shown that OBPP is also effective in high schools, with some program adaptation.
- All students participate in most aspects of the program, while students identified as bullying others, or as targets of bullying, receive additional individualized interventions.
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is designed to improve peer relations and make schools safer, more positive places for students to learn and develop. Goals of the program include:
- reducing existing bullying problems among students
- preventing the development of new bullying problems
- achieving better peer relations at school