Addressing Bullying in Schools: An Introduction to the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

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Aired on: May 27th, 2008

3:30–4:30 p.m. (ET)

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Our Guest(s) This Week

Susan P. Limber

Dr. Susan Limber is a faculty member at the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life and Professor of Psychology at Clemson University. She is a developmental psychologist who also holds a Masters of Legal Studies. Dr. Limber's research and writing have focused on legal and psychological issues related to youth violence (particularly bullying among children), child protection, and children's rights. She directed the first wide-scale implementation and evaluation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States, has co-authored the 'Teacher Guide' and 'Schoolwide Guide' for the Olweus program, and directs training efforts for the program in the U.S. She has co-authored the book, 'Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age', as well as many other articles on the topic of bullying. Since 2004, she has provided consultation to National Bullying Prevention Campaign, supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

This Week's Topic

In this broadcast, Dr. Susan Limber of Clemson University will address bullying prevention in schools. She will discuss what bullying is (and isn’t) and highlight several key research findings about bullying that have particularly informed her work in bullying prevention. She will describe the wide variety of ways that school personnel in the US are trying to address bullying and will highlight the importance of comprehensive school-based approaches. Finally, Dr. Limber will discuss one such comprehensive program – the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program – in some detail.

Resources:

Presentation Slides pdf.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Best Practices in Bullying Prevention and Intervention pdf.

Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age(2010).

Information about the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.(2010).

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Misdirections in Bullying Prevention and Intervention. http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/HHS_PSA/pdfs/SBN_Tip_5.pdf pdf. (2010).

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2012).  Stop Bullying Now!.

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (2008).  Video: Doris Settles Talks About Cyber-Bullying.

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (2008).  Video: The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in Action.