Toys for Tots collection at middle school office December 1-4
The Middle School Student Council is collecting new unwrapped toys.
Our elementary and middle schools use the research based on the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program as the foundation for creating a safe environment for children. This program presents a clear definition of the term “bullying” “A person is bullied when he/she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more persons.” (Olweus, 1993) .
This program provides a structured approach to the prevention of bullying. It promotes increased understanding of the issues involved with “bullying” behaviors and provides a coordinated plan for addressing these issues. The program involves training for staff and students as well as information for parents. Information regarding bullying behaviors is shared systematically in the school. Supervision is coordinated among all staff members. Interventions may occur with individuals or groups within the school.
Class meetings are an integral part of the program. Students meet in groups on selected Fridays and are presented with interactive and age-appropriate material about how they can decrease and prevent bullying in their school. They have opportunities to share their experiences and learn from each other in a supportive environment.
For additional information about the program, visit: http://www.clemson.edu/olweus/