Olweus Bully Prevention Program



What is the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program?

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, or OBPPf or short, is the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today. It was developed by Dan Olweus, Ph.D., of Norway. OBPPhas over 35 years of research behind it and has been implemented throughout the world, in countries such as the United States, Canada, England, Mexico, Iceland, Germany, Sweden, and Croatia, in addition to Norway.

OBPP is recognized by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence as one of only 11 Blueprints Model Programs and by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as a Model Program – two of the highest honors a prevention program can attain. It has also received numerous awards from other organizations dedicated to addressing the issue of bullying and violence among children. 

Program Goals

The goals of the program are:

  • to reduce existing bullying problems among students

  • to prevent the development of new bullying problems

  • to achieve better peer relations at school