Bully Prevention Resources
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is designed for students in elementary, middle, and junior high schools 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
The Highmark Foundation and its partners at the Center for Safe Schools and Windber Research Institute launched a web video, Understanding and Responding to Bullying: What Parents Can Do, in recognition of Bullying Prevention Month.
Bullying is a national concern due to its prevalence and documented effects on health and learning. Parents whose children are affected by bullying may wonder what they can do to help. Others may wonder what they can do to prepare a child to respond when confronted with peer aggression.
The webinars provide information about bullying, its effects, and how parents can help their children deal with bullying issues. They also include information about the role of the school in addressing bullying and tips for how parent groups can initiate a bullying prevention partnership with educators. Please click here to register for future webinars or view past sessions.