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The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, recognized worldwide as one of the most effective programs available to schools, is currently being implemented at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.

The program, also known as OBPP, is designed to improve peer relations and provide students with the safest and most positive environment in which to learn and develop. Created for students aged five to 15, it is being administered to ninth graders at RFH by Student Assistance Counselor Suzanne Fico assisted by School Nurse Linda Nill and Special Education Teacher Kevin James.

OBPP has been proven to reduce incidents of bullying among students, prevent the development of new problems, and promote better relations among the student body.

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Shrewsbury Borough School embarks on its annual anti-drug-abuse and anti-bullying effort this week. (Photo by Rebecca Desfosse. Click to enlarge)


It’s a week of red at the Shrewsbury Borough School as the Shrewsbury Community Alliance hosts a slate of  events to combat drug abuses and bullying.

Dubbed ‘Red Ribbon Week, the effort focuses on substance abuse and bullying- prevention awareness. Red ribbons will be placed around the school and students will participate in activities with the message to take a stand against drugs and bullying.

Each year, the school and the alliance work together pm Red Ribbon Week, one of the oldest and largest drug prevention campaigns in the country. The week honors the cause for which DEA Agent Enrique “KikI” Camarena, who was killed in the line of duty in 1985, gave his life. The red ribbon has become a symbol for thousands of Americans to show that they are united against a drug-free youth.

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