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Bullying is an issue that touches virtually all schools across the nation. Even at the preschool and elementary levels it is a major source for concern. Many parents and educators around the country are at a loss for what to do about the problem, as it continues to plague our nation's youth.


That's where this course comes in! This bullying course is chock-full of the research that has been conducted on bullying, as well as the tools that people need in order to be successful at preventing and addressing the issue. This course covers all about what bullying is, the impact it has on children, who bullies and why they do it, how to deal with a bully, how to teach children kindness and compassion, how to stand up to a bully and why it's so important, ways to talk to children about bullying, self-esteem matters, understanding feelings and working through them, how to help shy children to blossom, and more.


This course will also teach you what to do if it is your child that is the bully, as well as ways that schools and community groups can address bullying in order to raise awareness of it and bring it to an end if it's already happening. From prevention to effective solutions for ending bullying, this course covers it all! This course is ideal for parents, educators, and community members that want to help bring an end to bullying in their community.

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Lesson 1. An Introduction to Bullying

In this lesson you will be introduced to bullying at the elementary school level. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: What Is Bullying?; Bullies
  • Take Poll: Bullying
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2. The Impact of Bullying

In this lesson we look at the affect that bullying has on children. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Long Term Effects; Bullying Effects
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3. Who Bullies and Why

In this lesson we look at what type of kids typically bully, and why they do so. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: Why Bullies Bully
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4. Dealing with Bullies

This lesson looks at the best ways to go about handling bullies. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Dealing with Bullies; Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5. Teaching Kids Kindness and Compassion

This lesson looks at why and how we can go about teaching kids about kindness and compassion. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: Teaching Kindness
  • Take Poll: Teaching Kindness
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6. Standing Up to a Bully

In this lesson we look at the importance of teaching kids to stand up to a bully. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: 10 Steps to a Bully Free Campaign; Preventing Bullying
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7. Ways to Talk to Children About Bullying

This lesson focuses on some of the varied ways that adults can teach kids about bullying. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Conversations about Bullying; What to Say
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8. Why Self-Esteem Matters

Lesson eight focuses on why self-esteem is important, especially when it comes to bullying. 14 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Developing a Child's Self Esteem; Teens and Self Esteem
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9. Feelings Matter

This lesson focuses on feelings and understanding emotions, including handling anger. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Media and Emotional Development; Victims of Emotional Bullying
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10. Helping a Shy Child Blossom

This lesson will look at shyness, including what it is, and ways to overcome it. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: 8 Ways to Help a Shy Child; Parenting Shy Children
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11. When Your Child is the Bully

This lesson looks at the fact that the bully is someone's child, maybe yours. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Why Bullies Bully; Parenting a Bully
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12. Ways for Schools and Communities to Combat Bullying

This final lesson looks at ways that groups can help prevent and to address bullying. 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Prevention at School; Bullying in Schools
  • Take Poll: Elementary School Bullying
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Course Title: Bullying in Elementary School
Course Number: 8900147
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Guidance/Counseling
CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Deirdre Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what bullying is and how it has progressed over time.
  • Identify the impact of bullying.
  • Recognize who bullies and why.
  • Describe methods for dealing with bullies.
  • Know how to teach kids kindness and compassion.
  • Know methods you can use for standing up to a bully.
  • Describe ways to talk to children about bullying.
  • Identify why self-esteem matters.
  • Recognize when your child is the bully.
  • Describe ways for schools and communities to combat bullying, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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