Bullying in Schools Awareness and Prevention Certification
This useful course deals with the topic of bullying in a school setting. Whether you’re a teacher, in school administration or you work closely with students, this course will help you to turn your school into a friendlier and more inclusive space.
The course specifically focuses on bullying within primary and secondary schools and gives an individual the knowledge, tools and statistics necessary to identify and eliminate bullying as soon as it arises.
This course delves into the causes of bullying, the responsibilities of teachers and administrators in cases of bullying and concepts such as cyberbullying and how social media has changed the face of modern bullying.
This course will enable you to become knowledgeable in the legalities of bullying and teach you in which situations it would be appropriate to seek legal intervention. It will specifically focus on legally protected groups, such as minorities and the disabled, and the legislation that is designed to protect them from discrimination.
The course will discuss how best to identify bullies and methods used to guide children into becoming kinder, more caring individuals, in order to prevent bullying.
What’s Covered in the Course?
In this course, your employee will learn about:
- The practice of bullying and how to identify when a child is a victim of bullying within your organisation;
- The concept of cyberbullying, how to protect a child while online and how the internet has changed modern bullying;
- Your team member will learn about different types of bullying and the more unique and lesser-known aspects of bullying;
- Why a bully preys on other children and the behaviours and beliefs that characterise a bully;
- The immediate and lasting effects of bullying on a child;
- What steps can be taken by teachers and a school’s administrators, once they have identified that a child has become the victim of bullying;
- Once a bully has been identified, how best to deal with the individual, in order to help correct their behaviour;
- What acts, regulations and legal protection are given to victims of bullying and, specifically, certain minority and legally protected groups;
- How best to approach the sensitive scenario of an individual being identified as a bully and how to help their victims.
What are the Benefits of the Course?
There are a range of benefits to successfully completing this course. These benefits include:
- Gaining necessary skills that can help to advance your career working with children;
- Contributing to the wellbeing of children;
- Your staff member is able to study at the time and in the place that best suits them;
- Upon completion of the course, students will receive an industry-recognised and fully-accredited certification that can be printed from home;
- Study materials are available on all major devices - all that’s required is an internet connection.
- 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 Bullying in Schools Awareness and 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 Bullying in Schools Awareness and 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.