Mount Carmel Area School District has implemented the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (pronounced Ol-VEY-us; the E sounds like a long A). Olweus is a proven research based program designed to reduce bullying at the elementary, middle and junior high levels. MCASD is also participating in the gathering of data for implementation at the high school level. According the the Institute of Family and Neighborhood Life, a public service of Clemson University," the program’s goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among children, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy."
May 1, 2012 - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced the re-launch of the Stop Bullying website www.stopbullying.gov. This newly revitalized site encourages children, parents, educators, and communities to take action to stop and prevent bullying. The website includes detailed information on state laws, policies, and practical strategies for schools and communities to ensure safe environments, and suggestions on how parents can talk about bullying with their children. The site also explores the dangers of cyber bullying and steps that can be taken to fight it.