Bullying awareness and prevention
The emotional effects of being bullied at school can last a lifetime, and be detrimental to academic performance and attendance. Understand the different types of bullying (including cyberbullying), the signs to look out for, and how and when you should intervene. Learn how schools can help to prevent bullying and talk to children and young people about cyberbullying.
- You will understand the different types of bullying that children and young people may face and why people bully others
- You will know how to encourage a talking culture at school where pupils feel comfortable discussing issues and problems, and feel like they are being listened to and taken seriously
- You will understand the importance of inclusion at school and how you can role model tolerance and respect for others
- You will be able to talk to children and their families about how cyberbullying happens and what they can do about it if it does
Advantages of this course
- According to the charity Young Minds, bullying affects over one million young people every year in the UK. It can happen to anyone and although most bullying happens at school, it can follow pupils anywhere where they take their mobiles, or when they turn on their computers and games consoles at home. Schools have a duty of care to their students that extends beyond the school gates and this course suggests ways to adopt a whole school approach to bullying - both in and outside of school.
- Bullies often target people who have a characteristic they perceive to be 'different' or has an insecurity they can exploit. They may also target people who they feel threatened by or there is a power imbalance due to social or economic status. Sadly, those students who have difficulties or disadvantages at home are more likely to be bullied at school. This course considers why people bully, and who they target. It also stresses the importance of celebrating diversity, and leading by example by including every child and their family in school life.
- Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
- There is also a further Learning section of this lesson for specific advice on tackling the bullying of children and young people who are at greater risk, such as LGBT pupils and children with SEN and/or Disabilities.
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