It aims to create a simple and accessible tool that provides the following:
- An understanding of what bullying is and information on how to recognize it.
- Effective approaches to preventing bullying in our children’s lives and ways to intervene when bullying occurs.
- Strategies for communicating with schools and engaging them in meaningful bullying prevention and intervention practices.
This online course is divided into many modules.
Each module includes a home page. Each home page is structured similarly so the participants can follow a logical structure.
The introduction to each module provides context and offers an overview of the module.
Issues explored in these modules are:
- What is bullying?
- How to recognize bullying?
- Who is involved?
- Taking bullying seriously
- Why does it continue?
- Preventing bullying
- Responding to bullying
- Your child’s school and bullying
- Creating lasting change
There are 3 steps to complete each module.
Step 1: ScenariosIn Step 1 we present to participants the theme of the module using scenarios. Each scenario has 3 possible options to address the situation.
By choosing an option participants learn more about the possible outcomes of their choice.
Participants can click each option to view a pop-up window containing a brief discussion of the possible outcomes.
A face with a different expression is included with each choice. Participants can learn whether they are on track, according to the approach endorsed by COPA.
Understanding the faces:
You are definitely moving in the right direction!
Perhaps this choice needs to be reconsidered.
Hmmm… this choice could lead to problems.
Step 2: AwarenessIn Step 2 the participants can explore the theme of the module by reading about the topic and watching some short animated vignettes.
Step 3: In PracticeIn Step 3 the participants move to the next level of understanding by completing a practical exercise. These exercises are designed to help explore the issue of bullying in children’s lives.
COURSE LENGTH: 2.5 – 4.5 hours