Online Class: Child Safety for Teachers

This insightful online child safety course for teachers should be required for all teachers that work with children in any capacity.

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Course Description

Teachers are responsible for educating and caring for our nation's children, not just academically, but also physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and behaviorally. Children come to school with varying backgrounds and experiences, good and bad, and addressing the nuanced, individual needs of each child can be daunting. If you've ever wondered how you can better serve your unique set of students, this course is for you. While maintaining the well-being of students can seem like a herculean task, an understanding of the challenges children face prepares teachers to gauge the appropriate course of action for prevention and intervention. Additionally, knowing what changes to make on a larger scale will improve the environment and experiences of children without becoming a crushingly time-consuming endeavor for the teacher. A supported, prepared teacher is better equipped to educate and protect children.

This course introduces some common threats to a child's well-being, like poor nutrition, trauma, and bullying (cyber or otherwise). In the discussion of what students are up against, there are also concrete examples of how teachers help can mitigate these problems. Our society and the world are changing rapidly, as are the experiences of childhood. How can teachers keep up? An understanding of how to efficiently plan the physical classroom, atmosphere, and lessons means an overall safer, more effective learning environment for all students. This course also covers when to transfer an intervention to another professional. Teachers are not meant to do everything alone, but it is sometimes difficult to know when to ask for help.

This course is intended for teachers and other education professionals looking for a way to better understand and support the overall well-being of students.

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: What is a Child's Well-Being and How Do Teachers Promote It?

Introduction to the class. Discusses the relationship between physical health, mental and emotional health, nutrition, and safety, and what role teachers play in it. Additional lesson topics: Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child, 9th Edition; Home safety for educators; Teaching Kids to Be Safe Without Making Them Scared 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Motives for Taking this Course
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Information on the Maltreatment of Children

Here is background information used to create relevance for the course material. It reinforces the need for teachers to focus on safety for children in the school environment. Additional lesson topics: Overview of Child Maltreatment; Psychological and Behavioral Impact Of Trauma: Elementary School Students 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Performing Health Checks and Observations

Building on information from the previous lesson, this section gives teachers information regarding what to look for in children that might indicate something problematic happening at home. Also covers the need for documenting observations in order to best help the child. Additional lesson topics: Possible Signs of Child Abuse; Child Abuse and Neglect; How to Recognize and Overcome Childhood Emotional Neglect 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: High-Quality Environments for Children

Discusses what a physically safe environment looks like in the classroom as well as other areas of a school Additional lesson topics: Early Childhood High Quality Learning Environment Ideas; The Building Blocks of High-Quality Early Childhood Education Programs 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: General Safety Management: Risk Management, Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Implementation

Mitigating physical risk and preparing students for an emergency or natural disaster is important, as well as practicing procedures and knowing the plan for each situation. Additional lesson topics: Emergency Preparedness In School; School Disaster Preparedness and Tips 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Common Childhood Illnesses and Injuries

General information about common ailments to help teachers decide if a child can stay in the classroom or should go see the nurse. Additional lesson topics: 10 Common Childhood Illnesses and Their Treatments; What causes pediatric injury? 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Infectious Process and Environmental Factors

This lesson will discuss how diseases spread and how a classroom environment can accelerate or inhibit the spread of disease. How to keep a classroom environment clean also will be discussed. Additional lesson topics: Break the Chain of Infection; Development of Infection; Safe and Healthy Students 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Identifying and Managing Bullying

Bullying creates emotional distress. This lesson covers how a classroom teacher can spot bullying and mitigate the emotional risk for students. Additional lesson topics: How Teachers Can Spot Bullies in the Classroom; Identifying and addressing bullying; Types of bullying 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Classroom Culture

Similar to Lesson 4, but instead of physical safety, this section focuses on emotional and intellectual safety in the classroom. Additional lesson topics: Classroom Decorations Oriental Training ; Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Decorations; How to Get Students to Talk in Class; Big List of Classroom Discussion Strategies 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Signs and Symptoms of Common Learning Disabilities and Other Disorders

This is a general overview of typical signs and symptoms that accompany common learning disabilities, such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and dyslexia. It includes a discussion of how to report concerns--gathering evidence to present to the school psychologist or parents, never diagnosing, etc. Additional lesson topics: 5 Most Common Learning Disabilities; ADHD Health Center; What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Environmental Safety for Children with Disabilities and Emotional and Behavioral Disorder

This lesson reviews general considerations like having a visible whiteboard or projector to always have a visual available plus some specific considerations for children with learning disabilities or physical disabilities. Additional lesson topics: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in the Classroom 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Nutrition (Part 1): Understanding the Basic Concepts of Foods and Essential Nutrients

This lesson is an overview of nutrition and why it is important to overall health Additional lesson topics: How to Explain Basic Nutrition Concepts; Childhood Nutrition Facts 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Nutrition (Part 2): What Do Children Need?

This lesson addresses the specific nutritional needs of children and how to encourage good nutrition in students Additional lesson topics: Schools Embrace Proven Strategies to Promote Students’ Healthy Eating; Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet; What can I do as a teacher or school to encourage healthy eating habits and to be active? 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Safety with Technology and Social Media

This lesson discusses how to teach students about the risks of technology and social media, and also how to talk about responsible use. It covers how technology can affect the physical, emotional, and intellectual safety of children. Additional lesson topics: Technology in the Classroom in : Several Pros and Cons 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Planning for Children's Health and Safety Education

This lesson covers strategies for conveying this information to children. These topics can be sensitive like bullying, loneliness, obesity, etc., and instruction must be planned carefully. 78 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
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Course Title: Child Safety for Teachers
Course Number: 9770583
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (95 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: January 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.9 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
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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