About the 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:

  • reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children
  • 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 a dozen countries around the world, and in thousands of schools in the United States.

Why the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Works




Recognition of the Program

“Blueprints Certified: Meeting the highest standards of evidence through independent review by the nation’s top scientists.”

  • The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program has received recognition from a number of organizations committed to preventing school violence. The program has been named a Blueprints Promising Program by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • The OBPP also has been highlighted in the American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement. Read the statement here.
  • The OBPP has a Strong Evidence rating on the National Dropout Prevention Model Program Database.

Parents, Educators, School Administrators, Concerned Adults

If you are interested in more information about the Olweus Program, please go to https://olweus.sites.clemson.edu/olweusinfo.php

Training and Consultation

To learn about OBPP training and consultation for a school’s Bullying Prevention Coordinating Committee and Staff, click here.

Certified Olweus Trainer-Consultants and Olweus Coaches

A list of certified Olweus Trainer-Consultants is available here.

If you are interested in becoming an Olweus Coach click here.

OBPP Leadership

To learn about Dr. Dan Olweus, OBPP Founder, Dr. Susan Limber, Director of Development, Dr. Jan Urbanski, Director of Safe and Humane Schools, Jane Riese, Associate Director of Safe and Humane Schools click here.

OBPP Alignment to Common Core Standards



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