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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.

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Bullying in Schools: How Should Teachers Respond?

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.

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?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

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.

  • Established

    1989
  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 180Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
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  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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