Dan Olweus

Dan Olweus, the “father” of bullying prevention research, will speak at Clemson on June 16.
Image Credit: Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

Dan Olweus, known worldwide as the “father” of bullying research, will speak on the subject during an address to Clemson University faculty, staff and students on Thursday, June 16.

He will address the topic “School Bullying: Basic Facts, Intervention and Long-Term Effects,” from 2-3:30 p.m. in room 106 of Clemson’s Watt Innovation Center. His talk is sponsored by the university’s Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life and Rutland Institute of Ethics.

A reception will follow the talk in room 110 of the Academic Success Center.

Dan Olweus has been involved in research and intervention work on bullying among school children and youth for almost four decades. His work has played a key role in changing worldwide perceptions of bullying from a natural part of school life to a pressing social issue that must be systematically addressed. His book, “Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do,” has been published in 25 languages. He has received major international awards for his work from the American Psychological Association and the International Bullying Prevention Association.

Olweus is the founder of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a renowned, evidence-based comprehensive bullying prevention effort that includes school-wide, classroom, individual and community components for grades K-12. A recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine noted that the Olweus Program is “the most extensively studied bullying prevention program.” Clemson’s Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life is the hub for training and consultation in the program In North, Central and South America, serving more than 7,000 schools in the U.S. alone.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to hear from the world’s leading expert on how bullying negatively affects society and how an evidence-based program has made strides to address it.

To RSVP, please contact Lydia Arneson at lydia@clemson.edu or (864) 656-6712.