Welcome to the Clemson University website for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (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 to reduce and prevent bullying problems among schoolchildren and to improve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among students, 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.
The OBPP aligns with many Common Core Standards:
Our annual report, "Bullying in US Schools: 2014 Status Report", published in October 2015, presents recent data on elementary, middle, and high school students' experiences with and attitudes about bullying during the 2013-2014 school year.
This website, maintained by Clemson University, presents basic program information related to bullying prevention research, OBPP training information, and ongoing programming and training support of our National Olweus Trainers.
The OBPP is one of the programs conducted by the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life. For more information about the Institute, please visit (www.clemson.edu/ifnl).