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26/08/2009

Tool Information

Settings: Education
MHP Steps: Needs Analysis | Follow Up | Preparation | Implementation
Country of Origin: Norway
Languages: Dutch | English | German | Norwegian
URL: Click here for Tool Website
Publication Information: The program has been selected as one of 10 „model programs“. Olweus, D. (1993). Bullying at school: What we know and what we can do. (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers the book can be ordered directly from: Marketing Department, Blackwells, 108 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JF, United Kingdom, or from Blackwells, c/o AIDC, P.O.Box 20, Williston, VT 05495, USA, phone: 1-800-216-5222) Olweus, D. (2001). Olweus’ core program against bullying and antisocial behavior: A teacher handbook. Research Center for Health promotion (Hemil Center). Bergen, Norway. (Can be ordered from Dan Olweus at : Olweus@psyhp.uib.no) Olweus, D., & Limber, S. (1999) Blueprints for violence prevention: Bullying Prevention Program. Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado,.Boulder, USA. (Can be ordered from Institute for B.S., fax: 1-303-443-3297; see also www.colorado.edu/cspv/blueprints.

Evaluation: Yes
Available Formats: Paper Based | Soft Copy
Free: No
Restrictions on Use: No
Tool Focus: Individual and Organisation
Tool Type: Programme
Download(s): Olweus Bullying Prevention Program - 231 KB

Tool Description

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed for use in elementary, middle, or junior high schools. Its goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among children, 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 one dozen countries around the world.

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: Applied internationally
Stage of Development: Well established
Evaluation and Research: Studies/Technical Data available
Beneficiary Involvement in Design: No information found

Evaluation Description

The program has been exposed to rigorous, scientific evaluation with positive and long-term results. Substantial reduction in bullying, vandalism, fighting, theft, alcohol use, truancy and improvements in social climate of the classroom have been found.

Contact Details

Contact Name: Dan Olweus, Ph.D.
Organisation Name: Research Center for Health Promotion
Address: Christiesgate 13
Postal Code: N-5015Bergen
Country: Norway
Email: olweus@online.no
Telephone: 011-47-55-58-23-27

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