David from Austin, Texas will be a senior this coming school year at Lake Travis High School and is very involved in a bullying prevention program. He drove by The Kindness Bus with his father and had him turn around to take some photos. He decided to wait for me to come back and as luck would have it, I returned soon after. We talked about the program his school has adopted.
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) 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, OBPP is a whole-school program that has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying throughout a school setting.
OBPP is used at the school, classroom, and individual levels and includes methods to reach out to parents and the community for involvement and support. School administrators, teachers, and other staff are primarily responsible for introducing and implementing the program. These efforts are designed to improve peer relations and make the school a safer and more positive place for students to learn and develop.