Course DescriptionCyberbullying, or online bullying, has quickly become a growing concern for students, parents and educators. It involves recurring or repeated harm inflicted through electronic text. Examine the harmful effects of online harassment and get an overview of the research on cyberbullying and how you can be the driving force to prevent it. Explore preventative strategies and learn how school staff can address these issues when they occur. A clear understanding of what constitutes harassment and the harmful effects of harassment on people and institutions is essential to providing a safe and inclusive school environment for all.
Lesson 1: An Introduction to Cyberbullying, the New Adolescent Aggression
Learn what cyberbullying is and who perpetrates it.
Lesson 2: Legal Issues: Protecting Your Students, Your School and Yourself
An overview of the legal issues, student rights and responsibilities, and best practices to protect your school and yourself.
Lesson 3: Age, Gender and Racial Differences in Cyberbullying
Identify and define what to know about cyberbullying at different ages and among different genders and races.
Lesson 4: What Educators and Parents Can Do to Prevent and Stop Cyberbullying
Identify and define guidelines for prevention, intervention, counseling and stopping cyberbullying before it starts.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of cyberbullying.
- Analyze and identify the various types of cyberbullies.
- Identify strategies to prevent cyberbullying.
- Identify websites on cyberbullying and explain their content.
- Identify existing laws that surround cyberbullying.
- Identify methods of incorporating the impact cyberbullying may have on teaching methods and parent communication.
- Identify the educator's role in responding to incidents of cyberbullying and harassment.
- Identify ways to support students, staff and families in understanding bullying and harassment issues.
- Identify profiles of bullies and victims.
- Understand student rights and responsibilities in the digital age.
- Identify best practices for preventing bullying and cyberbullying.
- Describe age, gender and racial differences in cyberbullying.
- Describe what educators and parents can do to prevent and stop cyberbullying.
Participants will have 180 days to complete this self-paced online course.
Internet Connectivity Requirements:
- Cable/DSL internet connection recommended for best experience
- CPU: 1 GHz or higher
- RAM: 2 GB or higher
- Resolution: 1280x720 or higher
- Microphone (webinar/live online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
- Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
- Mac OSX 10 or higher
- Latest Chrome OS
- Latest Linux distributions
- NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses.
Web Browser Requirements:
- Latest Google Chrome recommended for best experience
- Latest Mozilla Firefox
- Latest Microsoft Edge
- Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements:
- Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice or LibreOffice)
- PDF reader program (Adobe Reader or FoxIt)
- Courses may require other software (denoted in course outline above)