Steps to Implementing the Bullying Prevention Program


A detailed description of the following steps, associated documents and other resources appear in the book Bullying Prevention for Schools: A Step-by-Step Guide for Implementing a Successful Anti-bullying Prgram by Allan L. Beane.  This is the manual used by the team/committee responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Allan L. Beane Bullying Prevention Program.  (visit "Products" at www.bullyfree.com)

  • Step 1: Establish and train the Bullying Prevention Program team (committee) and develop the program time line.
  • Step 2: Provide bullying prevention awareness training for school personnel and volunteers.
  • Step 3: Provide a bullying prevention awareness assembly for all students.
  • Step 4: Provide a bullying prevention awareness presentation for parents and the community.
  • Step 5: Develop/adopt the program's evaluation plan and determine the status of bullying in the school. (Evaluation strategies and tools are provided in the program.)
  • Step 6: Develop/adopt the program's mission statement, objectives, slogan, and logo. (Examples are provided in the program.)
  • Step 7: Implement a bullying prevention curriculum (lesson plans for every teacher and counselor). (Lesson plans are provided in the program.)
  • Step 8: Develop and implement the Bullying Prevention Program Administrative Strategies Plan and policies. (Select from a bank of strategies provided in the program.)
  • Step 9: Establish the bullying prevention rules and behavioral expectations.
  • Step 10: Develop or adopt the discipline rubrics and adopt pro-social (non-punitive) strategies. (Examples are provided in the program.)
  • Step 11: Develop or adopt the response plan. (A response plan is provided in the program.)
  • Step 12: Identify the high-risk locations and times and develop and implement a coordinated and monitored supervision plan and schedule, as well as a reporting and information exchange system.
  • Step 13: Train school personnel, volunteers, and other key individuals to adhere to policies, procedures, discipline rubrics, pro-social strategies and response plans.
  • Step 14: Conduct a meeting with adults and an assembly program for students to increase awareness and involvement.
  • Step 15: Develop and implement a student involvement and empowerment plan. (Select from a bank of strategies included in the program.)
  • Step 16: Develop and implement parent and community involvement and education plans. (Select from a bank of strategies included in the program.)
  • Step 17: Review and confirm the implementation and completion of components and activities.
  • Step 18: Re-administer the survey instruments, analyze pre- and post-data, and make improvements. (These are provided in the program.)
  • Step 19: Celebrate success and plan for next year.