Two central organizational structures

A Bullying Prevention Coordinating Committe (BPCC) is to be formed in the school, to secure that the program has a local ownership and anchoring. Even though much of the program stucture is given, there are many openings for tailoring the program to the conditions and challenges of the school. The BPCC is not to involve itself in the workings with bullying directly, but will direct the implementation project and advice the school leadership in questions of policymaking. School leadership, teachers, parents, students, school technical staff and school medical / psychological / social / paedagocical support staff are all all to be represented in the BPCC.

The Staff Study- and Supervision Groups (SSG's) are the backbone of the educational project for the adult community in the school. Each group consists of no more than 15 participants, and they meet for 90 minutes every other week. The meetings have a rather strict agenda, and consist of the two group leaders in each group presenting chapters from the manual, which the participants also have read for themselves in preparation for the meeting. The structured presentation is followed by a discussion of the topic. A method called peer-supervision is introduced and applied in the group, for the participants to obtain supervision from their colleagues on particularly challenging experiences from their daily work.

Students are learning a new way to have class meetings, typically lead by their class teacher, learning about bullying and abusive behavior, and whart they and others can do to stop such things from happening. The students are not to be the prime agents in stopping bullying, but their consciousness and their ability to involve adults in difficult situations are of great importance.

Parents and caregivers are involved in the implementation of the program as well. They are informed on several occations, and representatives of the parent community are also to be members of the Coordinating Committee for the program.