Open Now, Term time
Open Now, Term time
21-08-23 to 21-06-24
All primary teachers and school leaders
This course will provide you with the knowledge, resources and confidence to teach about cyberbullying and deal with cyberbullying incidents as they arise. The course has been designed to inform teachers and school leaders about the issue of cyberbullying, outline a school’s role in creating an anti-cyberbullying culture and promoting pupils’ wellbeing, including online wellbeing.
You will gain a greater understanding of what constitutes cyberbullying and its effects, explore ways to promote a preventative whole school approach to cyberbullying in your own school and learn the key steps involved in how to respond to, and deal with, a cyberbullying incident. You will also have the opportunity to practice integrating the teaching of cyberbullying and use relevant online safety resources available to support the teaching of cyberbullying prevention and online wellbeing in SPHE.
This course was developed by PDST Technology in Education in collaboration with our Webwise team.
Note: the course team was shortlisted for a 2023 Learning Award.
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
There are three lessons in this course:
1. Understanding Cyberbullying
This lesson will explore what constitutes cyberbullying and the far-reaching effects it can have on individuals and the school community.
2. Preventing Cyberbullying
Lesson 2 looks at practical ways in which you can promote a preventative whole school approach to cyberbullying in your own school.
3. Responding to Cyberbullying
This lesson outlines the key steps involved in responding to and dealing with a cyberbullying incident and identifies the resources and supports available to teachers and school leaders.
A good broadband internet connection and a laptop, desktop PC or tablet (with the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari installed).
A course certificate is provided upon completion of this course.
You may be able to consider this course for Croke Park hours, subject to school management approval, particularly in relation to up to ten ‘Croke Park’ hours that may be allowed for potential individual/small group use (Circular 0042/2016 Primary and Circular 045/2016 Post Primary).
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