Iowa Olweus Trainers Kathy Lockard, AEA 13/14 Jaymie Randel, AEA 267 Karolyn Zeller, AEA 11 Penny Bisignano, Iowa Olweus Coordinator.
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President Obama’s Aspiration:
“Produce a higher percentage of college graduates than any other country in the world by the end of the next decade.”
Students can’t learn if they don’t feel safe.
Kevin Jennings, Dec. 2009
Behavior such as verbal threats, hate language, bullying, and social rejection is almost twice as likely to cause students to skip school and avoid places/activities than theft and attacks.
Kevin Jennings December, 2009
Passive Acceptance of Injustice surface…- 1400 K-12 students answered, “When I see someone being teased or hit, I think.... ”
In a Truly Safe School Every Student Feels …
The Law surface…
Iowa is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect.
“A student is being bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more students. Bullying implies an imbalance in power or strength. The student who is bullied has difficulty defending himself/ herself.”
Dan Olweus (1993)