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Bullying in Schools: How Should Teachers Respond?

Learn practical strategies you can use to support children and minimise bullying in your school and classroom.

Bullying in Schools: How Should Teachers Respond?
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study1 hour
  • LearnFree
  • Digital upgradeFree

Recognise different types of bullying and helpful ways to respond to students

Despite being encouraged to tell a teacher if they’re being bullied at school, children can be reluctant to report it. Teachers need to understand the risks a child experiences before and after telling an adult that they’ve been bullied.

On this course, you will explore your own attitudes to bullying and the most appropriate ways to respond. You will use research-based insights to help you understand the complex nature of bullying in schools. Upon completion of this course, you will have learnt strategies to help reduce bullying in your own school and classroom.

This course is part of our Study with Australia collection, with free upgrades and digital certificates supported by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission until 30 June, 2020. Explore more courses from leading Australian education providers.

What topics will you cover?

  • Current data on student reporting of bullying
  • Research based insights to help educators understand the complexity of bullying
  • Strategies at student level, classroom level and school level

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify bullying
  • Interpret people's different attitudes towards bullying
  • Explain why bullying is under-reported by students to staff
  • Engage helpfully when a child reports bullying

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for teachers, leaders, support staff, and volunteers working schools who have a duty of care for children.

Who will you learn with?

Hi, I'm a professor at QUT. I'm a registered teacher and registered psychologist having worked in early childhood, primary and secondary schools and I research in peer bullying.

Who developed the course?

Queensland University of Technology

QUT is a leading Australian university ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide by the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Located in Brisbane, it attracts over 50,000 students.

  • Established1989
  • LocationBrisbane, Australia
  • World rankingTop 180Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

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What's included?

Queensland University of Technology are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible