OLWEUS BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM
Minnetonka Christian Academy utilizes the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to improve peer relations and to make school a safer and more positive place for students to learn and develop. As part of the Olweus Program, each classroom teacher will have regular classroom meetings which will allow students to have the opportunity to discuss what bullying is, review the school rules regarding bullying, determine what to do if bullying occurs, identify the roles of bystanders, learn how to avoid bullying and understand the consequences for bullying behaviors.
MCA ANTI-BULLYING RULES:
We will not bully others.
We will try to help students who are bullied.
We will include students who feel left out.
If we know that someone is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
ABOUT THE OLWEUS PROGRAM
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is the most researched and probably best-known bullying prevention program available today. Developed by Dan Olweus of Norway, Olweus has over thirty-five years of research behind it and is implemented in many Seventh-day Adventist schools in United States.
The goals of the program are:
To reduce existing bullying problems among students.
To prevent the development of new bullying problems.
To achieve better peer relations at school.
THE OLWEUS BULLYING PROGRAM AT MCA
Minnetonka Christian Academy has been implementing the Olweus program since the fall of 2014 as part of the pilot program in the Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventist school system. For more information on the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, go to Olweus Bullying Prevention Program website.
ADDITIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION RESOURCES
Increasing access to bullying prevention resources for staff, students, families and community members is a continuing part of MCA bullying prevention program. The following links provide additional information about bullying and prevention.
"Character education teaches a child to care for one’s self and to care for others."
At Minnetonka Christian Academy, we focus on the development of character with a school-wide program called "Super Friend" that teaches six positive character traits to all students. These traits are introduced through classroom activities, chapel and incentive programs. Our goal is to help children develop positive character traits that will guide them throughout their Christian lives.