CCUSD Anti-Bullying Meeting Tonight- Jan 18

If you are a parent with children in school, your child will fit into one of three roles- the bully, the bullied or the bystander. Getting involved with the Anti-Bullying Task Force, and learn what you can do to help your child to navigate the ropes. Tonight will be the introduction to the OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program, led by Ellen Craig, Principal of El Rincon Elementary.

The OLWEUS definition of bullying states that “A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the  part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself. Expressed in more everyday language one might say: Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.”

The program is used hundreds of schools in the United States, with notable success, and is considered by the Task Force to be the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today. Backed by more than thirty-five years of research and successful implementation in many different countries, the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a whole-school program that has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying throughout a school setting.The program includes methods to reach out to parents and the community for involvement and support. School administrators, teachers, and other staff are primarily responsible for introducing and implementing the program with the purpose of improving peer relations and making the school a safer and more positive place for students to learn and develop.

Guests tonight include Olweus Trainers from El Rincon Staff, so  Tuesday, Jan 18, (that’s tonight)  7 pm to 8:15 pm. at El Rincon Elementary School Cafetorium at 11177 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230. All parents of CCUSD students are encouraged to attend – but we won’t force you into it. That would be bullying.

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