Bullying is one of the biggest issues that young people face, and the school environment is unfortunately one of the places where they can find themselves at risk. The Anti-Bullying and Bullying Prevention Diploma is designed to help educators and care-givers tackle the issue of bullying in schools, and make schools a safe space for worry-free learning.
Who Is This For?
This course has been designed for parents and teachers to gain an in-depth understanding of the issues surrounding bullying in schools, and to equip them with tools to tackle it effectively. Schools may wish to invest in this diploma for key members of staff, and it can also give parents the knowledge and confidence to deal with any incidents of bullying that relate to their children.
Why Is It Important?
Childhood bullying can have a profound and lasting negative effect, as well as making it impossible to enjoy school and learn effectively. Increasing awareness of bullying in schools, and working together to eliminate it, are important tasks that will positively impact young learners.
KEY LEARNING POINTS
Work through 10 modules to increase your awareness of the issues surrounding bullying and equip yourself with the tools to tackle bullying in schools.
- Begin with an introduction to the concept of bullying, the different forms of bullying and who is at risk.
- Understand cyberbullying and the distinct behaviours associated with it.
- Question why children bully, and how bullying behaviour can be linked to background or social groups.
- Look at the short and long term effects of bullying and how to spot the signs.
- Discover how to deal with bullying as a parent, including role playing and helping the child resolve the issue to gain self-confidence.
- In module six, look at what to do if your child is a bully, including teaching empathy, leading by example and helping to correct bullying behaviour.
- Study a teacher’s perspective on bullying in schools and look at their duty of care in more detail.
- Look at examples of identity-based bullying, including the motivations.
- Understand the Equality Act 2010.
- Look at Government and OFSTED guidance for tackling bullying in schools, including the relevant laws, acts and regulations that must be adhered to.
ADVANTAGES OF THIS COURSE
- 12 months access to the course is included in the upfront cost.
- Keep the children in your care as safe as possible by increasing your awareness of bullying in schools and how to deal with it.
- Parents, teachers, youth workers and anyone else with an interest in keeping schools a bully-free environment will benefit from this course.
- Pass a multiple choice test on completion and receive a certificate to download and print.
- Show that you take your responsibilities as an educator or care-giver seriously and help to tackle to serious issue of bullying in schools.
Help to beat bullying and make schools a safe space for learning with the Anti-Bullying and Bullying Prevention Diploma.
- 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.