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 it's impact on teaching and learning and apply strategies that will help reduce and/or eliminate the instances of cyberbullying in our classrooms, in students’ homes and in our schools.
This course will use the book, Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying by Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin as a resource for information and reflection. Course activities are based on the CyberSmart curriculum, which stresses cyberbullying can be controlled. During this course, we 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.
A primary goal of this course requires that teachers will learn various techniques that they can implement upon return to their classrooms. Additionally, teachers will reflect on what they are learning and propose a way to integrate cyberbullying content into the classroom curriculums.
Graduate Participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional Development participants 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 Courses are 13 weeks in length.
Face-to-Face Course courses are held Friday evening from 6pm-9pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8am-6pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:30am- 5:30pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district or school to ensure that all requirements are being met.
Check the Partner University area of our website for specific course tuition.
Students are to purchase their own textbook. Click “Textbook List” for information.
Professional Development 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.