The McNairy County School system is promoting the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to aid in the prevention of unwarranted behaviors such as hitting, threatening, teasing, taunting, name calling, stealing belongings, sexual remarks, spreading rumors, exclusion, and rejection. Part of the philosophy of the Olweus program is to target students who do not approve of the bullying of others, but do not support the victim. The Olweus program believes that by taking power away from the bully and passing it to the victim, the bully's behavior is not reinforced and occurrences of bullying will decrease. Safety in our schools has become a major concern for administrators, teachers, parents, and students. Bullying is the most prevalent form of violence in our schools today and is usually a warning sign that a child is at risk for serious violence, vandalism, shoplifting, and drug use. McNairy County Schools are intolerant of all forms of bullying. By equipping students with the essential knowledge, skills, attitudes, and specific strategies to counteract bullying, our schools will provide an educational environment that is safe, nurturing, respectful, and supportive.