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EDU 132 - Bully Prevention in Schools


Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

Description
This course focuses on creating a classroom climate in which all students feel safe. Topics include a review of the research on the causes and effects of bullying, direct and indirect bullying and best practices and strategies for meeting the underlying needs of bullies and victims.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Analyze the underlying causes of bullying.
  2. Identify classroom intervention strategies to use with bullies.
  3. Outline the different types of bullying behavior and the impact upon the victims.
  4. Demonstrate the support strategies to use with victims.
  5. Identify the core elements of a comprehensive school-wide approach to bullying.
  6. Develop a plan for creating a safe classroom environment.
  7. Encourage the development of school discipine policies related to bullying.
Listed Topics
  1. Common misconceptions concerning bullies
  2. Direct bullying (open attacks, name-calling, threats)
  3. Indirect bullying (exclusion, isolation, rejection, gossip)
  4. The role of collusion in the bullying cycle
  5. Daily and weekly interventions to reduce bullying behaviors
  6. Identification of bullying “hot spots” at school
  7. Mechanisms to obtain and evaluate information on bullying behaviors
  8. Integration of responses to bullying into the school’s discipline policy
  9. Cyber bullying
Reference Materials
Currently recognized videos and handouts, classroom discussion and demonstrations.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/28/2010


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