The phenomenon of bullying is not new – it has been with us forever. Each of us remembers a weaker friend in the class. A sucker that was easy to laugh at. Some of us have experienced it ourselves and know firsthand how unpleasant and terrible such an experience can be.
Recently the scale of peer violence is gaining momentum. The media reports only about the most drastic cases – suicides, school shootings. In the shadow of these reports, millions of children silently endure humiliation and suffering – and then there are parents, educators, guardians. Wanting to help, but often helpless, not understanding the causes, scale, and consequences of this phenomenon. What we need is knowledge and tools.
We offer you the first part of the course, written by a psychologist and psychotherapist with over 12 years of experience in working with young victims of peer violence. The course is full of professional psychological knowledge that is presented in a way that is easy to understand even for a layman.
Bullying and Cyberbullying Online Course – Trailer
Bullying and Cyberbullying – Unit 1 – INTRODUCTION
Bullying and Cyberbullying – Unit 2 – BULLYING AND CYBERBULLYING
Bullying and Cyberbullying – Unit 3 – AGGRESSION IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Bullying and Cyberbullying – Unit 4 – AGGRESSION ON THE INTERNET
Social networking detective
Aim of the actitity: Pupils will assess their own online behaviours by exploring social networking profiles to examine safe and potentially unsafe choices.
Activity 1: work together or individually to highlight the safe and potentially unsafe features and behaviours exhibited on Chloe’s social
networking site (Friendbook – timeline).
As a class, discuss how and why you categorise these aspects of the profile.
Activity 2: Ask the class the given questions relating to Chloe’s profile to encourage pupils to share their thoughts and ideas previously discussed in pairs.
This could be set up as a debate between the class on who thinks social networks are great and who thinks they are not great and why.
Task: Generate at least 5 ways that Chloe can improve her profile to make sure it is safer.
Key to the activities:
Cyberbullying terminology – crosswords
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