If you have ever been the parent of a child being bullied you know the fear and helplessness a parent feels. And if you have ever been the parent of a bully you like wise have had similar feelings.
Recently Clemson University has been conducting research and training in using a model known as the “Olweus Bullying Prevention Program” The have had great success, in some instances showing a reduction in school bullying by as much as 50%.
They also debunk some old myths: It was found bullies are not necessarily unpopular and do not necessarily have low self esteems.
For anyone interested, Dr. Olweus has written a book: Bullying at school: What we know and what we can do.
Also if you are interested contacting a trainer to start the Bullying Prevention Program at your school click here for contact information.