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Stopping & Preventing Bullying - Chapter Summary
Whether in the classroom, in the media, or online, bullying happens everywhere, but recognizing bullying and knowing what to do about it are two different things. In this chapter, our instructors discuss practical techniques and approaches adults and students can take to both stop and prevent bullying.
Since we offer our information completely online, all of the lesson materials and assessment tools can be accessed around the clock. Teachers can incorporate these lessons directly into their classroom instruction, and students can use the ideas presented in the lessons to guide them as they design anti-bullying programs at their school. The lessons in this chapter prepare you to do the following:
- Describe anti-bullying policies
- Identify cyber bullying and how to prevent it
- Implement training strategies for bystander intervention
- Share respectful conflict communication strategies
- Define the purpose of the pledge against bullying
- Promote anti-bullying campaigns
- Compare anti-bullying legislation and laws
- Explain the purpose of national bullying prevention month
1. Anti-Bullying: Definition & Policy
Bullying can cause a person a great deal of harm. Anti-bullying measures can help to combat bullying. This lesson describes the ways parents, schools, communities, and legislatures have helped combat bullying.
2. Cyberbullying Prevention Tips
Cyberbullying occurs via almost every electronic medium. This lesson will briefly cover what cyberbullying is and then move on to ways it can be prevented.
3. Bystander Intervention: Definition & Training
In this lesson, we will find out about different types of bullying and learn what we can do to train bystanders to intervene in order to make schools safer for everyone.
4. How to Handle Diversity & Conflict in Communication Respectfully
Conflict is a natural part of our lives and can be the result of cultural or social differences. In this lesson, learn how diversity can lead to conflict and gain insight into how to respectfully resolve a conflict.
5. Taking a Pledge Against Bullying
In this lesson, you'll learn about taking a stand on bullying. We'll go over strategies to identify bullying behavior and how to stand-up for yourself and others. We'll also look at whole school strategies to prevent bullying.
6. How to Start an Anti-Bullying Campaign
If you are passionate about stopping bullying in your schools or town, you can start an anti-bullying campaign in your community. The following lesson discusses the steps to starting your own anti-bullying campaign.
7. Anti-Bullying Laws & Legislation
Bullying has existed for centuries in this nation, creating many vulnerable victims. This lesson will explore anti-bullying laws and legislation designed to protect these victims, as well as future victims.
8. National Bullying Prevention Month
National Bullying Prevention Month aims to eradicate bullying through education and increased awareness. Read on to learn about the initiative, along with tools you can use to plan National Bullying Prevention Month activities and develop anti-bullying lessons for students.
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