Somers Middle School

 

Somers Middle School’s

Anti-Bullying Rules

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1. We will not bully others.

 

2. We help students who are bullied.

 

3. We will include students who are left out.

 

4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.

 
 
What's it all about?
Our school is joining hundreds of schools around the country and throughout the world that are taking action to stop and prevent bullying. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is the leading research-based program that has been shown to reduce bullying and make school safer, happier places for students to learn and grow.
 

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

 

Our school cares about the safety and well-being of our students.  We want to make sure our school is a good place for students to learn.  To do this we are going to be using a program called the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

 

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is one of the best-known bullying prevention programs.  OBPP has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying.

 

The goals of OBPP are to reduce bullying problems and prevent new bullying problems from happening.  The program also works to make relationships better among students.  The program is for all students, not just those who are being bullied or who are bullying others.


Parents will play a key role in this program.  Your child will be asked to tell an adult at school and at home if he or she is bullied or sees bullying happening at school.  It will be very important that you take any bullying seriously and tell our school staff.  Our school staff members are being trained to deal with bullying situations when we are told about them. 

 

Bullying should not be seen as “kids being kids” or something that students just need to deal with.  Having a safe school experience is something that all students should be able to enjoy.