Bullying is a serious concern in our society and affects the victims in many ways and may leave long-term psychological scars. The course looks at this critical issue in schools and also seeks to outline ways that can be adopted to support victims of bullying and also to reduce levels of bullying by identifying and addressing bullies. A series of Reflection on Practice exercises help you to reflect on your practice and your school and also help you to identify procedures and interventions that can limit bullying in your school.
The course material and other resources are relevant to the topic and are also up to date with the latest trends in this area. They cover various relevant aspects like; understanding bullying, statutory responses, research into bullying, methods to support victims, e-Safety and the issue of Cyberbullying, identification and support of vulnerable groups and development of a consolidated school response.
This course is recommended for everyone working with children and in particular to teachers, teaching assistants, supply teachers, lecturers and supervisors.
The course on bullying is divided into five modules.
This module seeks to impart knowledge about various aspects of bullying and seeks to:
This module will look at the history of bullying, relevant research and statutory responsibilities. It will seek to:
Developing a School-Wide Response Towards Bullying
There has to be a common approach in the school towards bullying. This module will concentrate on developing such an approach.