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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.

Minnesota Department of Education: Bullying Concerns and Ways to Help

Stop Bullying Now!

PACER's National Center for Bullying Prevention

CHARACTER EDUCATION

"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. 

A super friend is . . .

TRUSTWORTHY

Be honest. Don’t deceive, cheat or steal. Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do. Have the courage to do the right thing. Build a good reputation. Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country. 

RESPECTFUL

Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule. Be tolerant of differences. Use good manners, not bad language. Be considerate of the feelings of others. Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone. Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements.

CARING

Be kind. Be compassionate and show you care. Express gratitude. Forgive others. Help people in need.

FAIR

Treating all people with honesty and respect. Cooperating with one another — playing by the rules. Be open-minded — listen to others. Don't take advantage of others. Don't blame others carelessly. 

RESPONSIBLE

Do what you are supposed to do. Persevere: keep on trying! Always do your best. Use self-control. Be self-disciplined. Think before you act — consider the consequences. Be accountable for your choices.

CITIZEN 

Do your share to make your school and community better. Cooperate. Get involved in community. Be a good neighbor. Obey laws and rules. Respect authority. Protect the environment.

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