Talbot County Public Schools uses the Olweus (pronounced Ol-VAY-us) Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) as the district’s tool to (1) reduce and prevent bullying behaviors among students, (2) to prevent the development of new bullying behaviors and (3) to improve peer relations at school. The program is in place in all TCPS schools.
The Olweus Program involves every aspect of the school setting. Administrators, faculty and staff members at all TCPS schools have received program training. Students participate in the program throughout the year and have regular lessons, classroom meetings and activities.
The “Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today. With over thirty-five years of research and successful implementation all over the world, Olweus is a whole-school program that has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying throughout a school setting." (OWLEUS Bullying Prevention Program Schoolwide Guide, printed and distributed by Hazeldon, Center City, MN, copyright 2007)