Decreasing Bullying

Harmony at Home is a non-profit organization that for several years has partnered with
the Salinas City Elementary School District (SCESD) to reduce existing bullying and prevent
future bullying through their Olweus program. This program aims to reduce bullying in the
participating schools and increase the number of bullying reported when it does happen. It is in
place in 10/14 schools across SCESD.
Olweus calls for schools to “establishing norms and expectations for how their response to behavior can have a powerful impact on others.”
There are events to help students understand what bullying is and how to prevent it among their peers, allowing them to become “Upstanders.”
Host Kindness Week which promotes random acts of kindness.
Host Pink Shirt Day in which students and teachers wear pink to show solidarity against bullying and promote kindness.


Why It Matters

Harmony at Home is a non-profit organization that for several years has partnered with the Salinas City Elementary School District (SCESD) to reduce existing bullying and prevent future bullying through their Olweus program. This program aims to reduce bullying in the participating schools and increase the number of bullying reported when it does happen. It is in place in 10/14 schools across SCESD. Harmony at Home’s implementation of Olweus allows students to feel safer and cared for at school. This sense of connectedness then allows for a better learning environment.


Data

10/14 schools have adopted Olweus.

What’s Next?
Harmony at Home hopes to encourage the rest of the schools in SCESD who have not yet begun to implement Olweus to do so, allowing more students to benefit from their program.

Beneficiaries
Students at the schools

Website