Reform the Olweus Program

Reform the Olweus Program

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Andrew Drozynski started this petition to Seneca Valley School Board

          Seneca Valley students, the Olweus Program our school currently has in place has shown to have very little impact on the social state of our school. Intended to prevent bullying and inspire kindness among its students, this program falls short of both. 
          Bullying, as it is described by the program, is a serious but largely uncommon issue at our school and the efforts to prevent it far exceed the attention it demands from the general population. Students are also not being inspired to be better people because of the program- a persons character will not be changed through class time devoted to activities with little meaning and real-world application. This program, as it is currently structured, consumes valuable time, energy, and resources that would be better spent learning class material. The program also creates an inconvenience for the schedules of thousands of students, teachers, and staff here on campus. 
          Drastic reforms should be made to resolve these issues while improving the program's effectiveness. Instead of the program being a mandatory part of everyone's schedule, Olweus should be a program where people who are interested in being further educated in the topic of bullying prevention and resolution can volunteer their time by their choice and help positively impact this school's environment in that manner- a much more practical method driven by a genuinely motivated work force. Additional resources should be made accessible to those who are struggling with bullying or other problems in their personal lives. These reforms are meant to concentrate efforts for those who do struggle with these issues while saving time and resources where they are unnecessary.
          While this petition itself will not bring about change, it will provide substance for the argument pushing for reform while raising awareness for an issue not discussed very often. Let's perform an act of kindness right here and make things a little easier for everyone.

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