Anti-Bullying and Bullying Prevention Diploma
The Anti-Bullying and Bullying Prevention Diploma course provides a general overview on the topic of bullying in primary and secondary schools including knowledge, statistics and advice required in order to be able to understand the topic and effectively deal with bullying incidents.
From learning about what bullying is and why children feel the need to bully other children to modern concepts such as cyberbullying. The course includes an in-depth overview of the legal frameworks that protect children in schools as well as analysis of the laws and government guidance that are applicable to cases of bullying.
Bullying is a complex problem that requires active involvement of the entire school community. It also requires that fundamental knowledge on the issue is in place so that meaningful discussions between pupils, parents and teachers are held.
The Anti-Bullying and Bullying Prevention Diploma course has been developed with pupils, parents and teachers in mind and provides all the necessary knowledge required to tackle the bullying in schools issue. Taking the course and working on the additional exercises will assure that you will be better prepared to respond in situations where bullying is present.
The additional information that is included on the legal side of bullying will give you a broad understanding of the most important Acts and Regulations and you will know how to talk to school teachers and governors if your child has been a victim of bullying. In particular, the course focuses on discussing special cases of bullying that include disability-based bullying, as well as homophobic, transphobic, racist and other prejudice-based bullying.
Parents will particularly benefit from taking the course as it also gives extensive advice on dealing with bullying and supporting your child should they be affected, including guidance on how to talk to your child and the activities you can engage in together.
The course also touches on the need to be tolerant and open-minded and the values and ideas that need to be instilled in children by teachers and parents to prevent bullying occurring in the first place.
What you will learn:
- An introduction to the concept of school bullying
- How to tell if a child has been bullied based on a specific set of criteria
- Which areas of schools are preferred arenas for bullying
- What cyberbullying is and how to stay safe and protect a child’s online presence
- What is identity-based bullying and special cases of bullying
- The behavioural characteristics and beliefs of a bully
- The reasons and motivations why a child becomes a bully
- What are the short and long term effects of bullying on the involved children
- Actions that parents can take if their child has been bullied
- How to correct a bully’s behaviour
- What are the life circumstances that may cause some children to become bullies
- What is the teacher’s responsibility in bullying incidents
- What is discrimination under Equality Act 2010
- How schools implement Government and Ofsted guidelines in order to prevent bullying
- You will be introduced to the concept of bullying
- You will have a grasp of the criteria for a behaviour to be considered bullying
- You will learn what forms of bullying have been dealt with
- You will be given an insight into who is at risk of bullying
- Cyberbullying is a form of bullying, in that it causes harm to the victim. However, there are distinctive behaviours that are not normally associated with traditional bullying.
- The latest statistics on internet usage by children give key insights as to why the cyberbullying rate is increasing.
- Cyberbullies use social media platforms for bullying purposes, precisely because of their inherent “socialness'.
- If your child has been cyberbullied, they will most likely show signs distinctive to cyberbullying victims.
- Bullies can be profiled based on their typical behavioural characteristics, which helps to identify potential bullies.
- Anyone can be a bully, regardless of age, appearance and gender.
- Examining a bully's background helps us to identify the emotions that they may feel, but that does not invalidate their wrongdoing.
- Participating in a certain social group whose purpose is to be powerful in the school community can be a reason why some children become bullies against their morals.
- Being a bully could be a way to assert power and gain reputation as a child, but the long term consequences can be the exact opposite.
- In many cases of bullying, the victim will start believing that they deserved such treatment.
- Dealing with the emotional trauma that bullying puts on its victims can elicit direct physical responses.
- Adults who experienced bullying in their childhood are more likely to have depression and anxieties later in life.
- Mental preparations and emotionally distancing yourself from the child's problem will help you to solve it.
- Being understanding of the pain of a child who has been bullied and not passing judgment or blame is critical.
- When children resolve bullying problems on their own rather than having the parent resolve it for them, they gain self-confidence.
- Role playing games are a very effective way to help your child prepare for when they next encounter the bully.
- The importance of mental preparation for parents before implementing corrective actions to their child's behaviour is critical.
- Teaching empathy helps children overcome aggressive tendencies and prevents them from repeating bullying behaviours.
- Parents actively helping their children in correcting bullying behaviour will help them feel less ashamed and will also deepen the parent-child bond.
- Children will notice discrepancies between parent's words and actions and will use this as a basis to invalidate parental advice.
- Why teachers should be observant if they do notice bullying behaviour, as it is their duty to stop it immediately.
- After the immediate action needed to stop the bullying, the teacher has a duty to report and follow up the case.
- Bullying happens in almost any school, but the types of bullying and the reasons differ.
- Teachers should also take the lead in discussing new school policies, as well as not being afraid to challenge ineffective ones.
- Why improper understanding of societal rules or lack of knowledge about key issues are the culprits, when it comes to bullying.
- The importance of being open minded and allowing children to express themselves in whichever way they choose.
- Why it is hard for non-transgender students to imagine what potential issues could be, as well as their motivation for wanting to change gender.
- Why racist or radically nationalistic ideas are often as a result of family beliefs and wrong ideas that get transferred to the child.
- The Equality Act 2010 generally distinguishes between six forms of discrimination, each covered under a section of the act.
- The law prohibits schools from engaging in all forms of discrimination against pupils, in relation to their admission, provision of education, provision of access to facilities, benefits or services.
- The Equality Act 2010 defines a set of “protected characteristics', which each individual possesses and cannot be discriminated based on them.
- Some forms of discrimination are not prohibited under the Equality Act 2010, if they were done in good faith and “with proportionate means to achieve a legitimate aim'.
- There are a number of Acts, Laws and Regulations that schools and teachers must adhere to, in regard to tackling bullying.
- All schools must show due regard, when making decisions that affect day to day activities.
- All schools must produce their own anti-bullying policy and take an active approach to inform parents about its contents.
- All schools are also obliged to have a carefully planned strategy, in relation to their anti-bullying policy.
Who can take the Anti-Bullying and Bullying Prevention Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 10 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 10 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 10 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Anti-Bullying and Bullying Prevention Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 15 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.