Cyberbullying has quickly become a 21st century epidemic and a growing concern for students, parents, and educators. This course will alert teachers to the harmful effects of online harassment and teach them how they can be the driving force to prevent it in their schools. We will look at its impact on teaching and learning. Participants will learn to apply strategies that will help reduce and/or eliminate the instances of cyberbullying in classrooms, students’ homes, and schools. Course activities are based on the CyberSmart curriculum. Participants will develop lesson plans and materials that can be used in the classroom and shared with parents. Cyberbullying is an issue impacting the entire school community, therefore we will also examine student rights as well as laws related to cyberbullying.
Available for graduate credit through Carlow University, Madonna University, Notre Dame College, and The College of Saint Rose.
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Session/Module 1: Definition of Cyberbullying
Session/Module 2: Characteristics of a Bully/What We Know About Cyberbullying
Session/Module 3: Social Networking and Cyberbullying
Session/Module 4: Educators Taking Action
Session/Module 5: Parental Awareness and the Students' Roles
Session/Module 6: Schools Combating Cyberbullying
Session/Module 7: Reflection
Session/Module 8: Helping Students Help Each Other - Building a Responsible Classroom that is Free from Bullying
Session/Module 9: Legal Aspects
Session/Module 10: Additional Resources/Final Project/Final Exam
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
Face-to-face courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
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Students are to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. Most courses require a book but some do not, so check the list for your specific course. If no book is required it will be specified.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class.