The No Bully System® is a step-by-step process and set of interventions to prevent and stop bullying in school and after-school programs. It guides school leaders, teachers and staff through a series of interventions for responding to bullying and harassment, depending on the severity of the incident. When severe or persistent bullying occurs, teachers facilitate Solution Teams®, where the target’s peer group and the bully come together to stop the bullying.
LEVEL 1 - Prevent & Interrupt
All staff on campus prevent and interrupt student harassment and bullying.
LEVEL 2 - Check in and Refer to a Solution Coach®
When a teacher or staff member discovers ongoing bullying or harrassment, they check in with the target and refer the student to a school Solution Coach.
LEVEL 3 - Hold a Solution Team and Follow Up
The Solution Coach - with the target's consent - convenes a Solution Team of students to bring the bullying to an end. If any student is stuck in the role of bully or target, the Solution Coach follows up to facilitate change.
LEVEL 4 - Implement an Empathy-Building Action Plan
If a pattern of harassment or prejudice is apparent across the entire class or grade, the Solution Coach® implements a plan to create a culture of acceptance.
This evidence-based approach leverages the empathy and kindness inherent in all of us. Independent studies show that schools trained in the No Bully System® remedy bullying in over 90% of cases and that this remains true at a three-month follow up. The No Bully System® aligns well with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Response to Intervention (RTI) and Restorative Justice. For schools that follow the PBIS model, the No Bully Solution Team is a Tier 2 intervention, and the follow-up coaching is a Tier 3 intervention. For more information on how the No Bully System® aligns with RTI and PBIS, download here.