Bullying and Cyberbullying: Incidence, Causes and Prevention
This course will be offered in TWO parts and includes an ONLINE component. Registrants can elect to participate in one or both parts. Each can be taken for one (1) graduate credit equaling 22.5 PDPs. The non-academic credit professional development option;12 PDPs or 1.2 CEUs per part.
Dates & Times:
Part I: Bullying
Saturday, June 15, 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 6 hours of online course content.
Part II: Cyberbullying
Saturday, June 22, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 6 hours of online course content.
Parents and teachers have been concerned about bullying among older elementary and middle school students for the past two decades. Bullying has been implicated in teen depression, suicides and school shootings. Researchers have studied why some children are aggressors, why others become targets, why bystanders do not help those being victimized or confront bullies, and what teachers and parents can do to intervene. The goal of this course is to help educators, social service and psychological professionals, parents, and others gain a solid understanding of current research on bullying, its causes and of best preventive practices.
Petra Hesse, PhD
Associate Professor, Human Development, Wheelock College
Course Credit and Tuition:
Non-matriculated student (1 graduate credits) tuition: $325
Professional Development/Continuing Education (12 PDPs/1.2 CEUs) registration fee: $195