Saturday, December 10, 2016

Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools

EDUC 656 Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools

You Will Learn

  • Practical instructional strategies to prevent bullying and cyberbullying in both face-to-face settings, and when students use text messages, personal websites, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media to harass peers.
  • How to specifically support marginalized groups prone to bullying, including LGBT, learning disabled and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Necessary elements of a comprehensive school bullying policy
This course is a must for new and veteran educators who wish to refresh their knowledge with the latest programs and get new ideas to build positive, safe and respectful school cultures.

Who Should Enroll

  • Elementary classroom teachers
  • Middle school classroom teachers
  • High school classroom teachers
  • Guidance counselors
  • Special education teachers
  • School Library Media Specialist
  • School Psychologists/Social Workers
  • School administrators
This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.
You may enroll in this course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer to another university.


Issues, educational interventions and instructional strategies for creating a safe learning environment to break the cycle of bullying and cyberbullying.


Purchase the book used or new from online bookstores such as
Colorosa, Barbara (2009). The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School--How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence (Updated Edition). Harper Collins. ISBN 978-0061744600. (paperback).
The second text (an e-textbook) will be provided as part of the course tuition after you login to the course.
Hinduja, Sameer, Patchin, Justin W. (2015).  Bullying-Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying. 2nd ed. Corwin Press.  ISBN 978-1483349930 (paperback)
Additional readings and lectures will be available online within the text of each module.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Apply key concepts and research of the characteristics and behaviors of bullies and their victims when planning classroom instruction.
  2. Research, analyze and discuss the pros and cons of school climate checklists, surveys, and inventories when assessing safe school environments.
  3. Analyze internal and external factors that affect student safety in a school or district and recommend resources for developing secure learning environments.
  4. Evaluate statistical reports and data analyzing the relationship between bullies, gangs, guns, and violence in schools.
  5. Critique and select appropriate values, moral and character education curriculum.
  6. Evaluate and adapt curricula and programs that help educators promote school-family-community partnerships.
  7. Utilize a wide range of online resources, strategies and educational interventions including learning activities, readings, and programs to promote safe and orderly schools.
  8. Design student learning activities that integrate school safety issues with existing curriculum.
  9. Implement best practices for creating and maintaining safe learning environments.
  10. Design and share a school safety action plan with peer teachers, parents, and local community members.

Alignment with Teaching Standards

Course objectives are aligned with the following:
Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure (WI DPI): 4, 5, 7, 10.
Wisconsin Standards for Administrator Development and Licensure (WI DPI) 3

Because this class is online and open to you 24/7, you may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule and responsibilities.
No travel to campus is required.
Participate from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule.
The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; there are no required "live" chat sessions.

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Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715-232-2693
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