STOP Cyberbullying: Prevention and Intervention Practices for Educators
€480 (Fully Funded)
Accommodation & Other
Up to €160 per day (Fully Funded)
Just as technology can bring us together, it can also separate us, or even used to create harm to another person. Cyberbullying has taken school-day bullying to the next level, make it harder for the victim to escape and also harder for educators/ parents to detect it and take action.
Like any form of abuse, bullying can leave deep scars on the victims that may never properly heal and shape their lives. This course aims to equip educators/ teachers with key skills and knowledge required, in order to be better prepared to identify, prevent, reduce and stop cyberbullying in their schools, while at the same time promoting a safe and positive learning environment.
- Forms and Challenges of Cyberbullying
- The impact of cyberbullying on students – look for the signs
- How to prevent and intervene to cyberbullying.
- How to teach cyberbullying and the importance of media literacy.
- Exchanging good practices in tackling cyberbullying, and promoting a positive learning environment.
Aims in relation to the development of your organisation
- Teachers/ educators are expected to acquire new skills and competences with regards to dealing with cyberbullying.
- Schools/ Organizations will have the opportunity to learn more about enforcing a school policy plan on preventing and stopping cyberbullying at school and exchange good practices with fellow colleagues from around Europe.
- Learn more on how to build a positive learning environment and develop the social and emotional learning of the students.
* The course can be modified according to the preferences of the attendees
The first day of the course will provide a general introduction to the aims and objectives of the overall course and will start with different team building activities to let everyone get to know each other and registering the Emphasys KA1 Learning Platform. The course will begin with an introduction to the phenomenon of cyberbullying, and the different forms that it can take.
During the second day, participants will learn more about the profile of the victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying. Additionally, they will learn more about the impact of cyberbullying on students’ health and wellbeing, and what signs to look for in order to recognize if a student is a victim of cyberbullying. At the end of the session, participants will have the opportunity to apply the theory into practice through different scenarios and activities. In the afternoon, participants will have the chance to visit one of the biggest broadcasting stations in Cyprus (ANT1), to learn more about media and technology from experts in the field.
From being able to recognize cyberbullying, during Day 3, participants will discuss more about the role of school and family in preventing and stopping cyberbullying. Participants will learn about different ways that can be used as protective factors for the students, but also what actions to take if they notice an incident of cyberbullying. Day 3 will close with an open discussion with a School Psychologist about prevention and intervention actions.
During this session of the course, we will focus on how to teach your students about the dangers of cyberbullying, and how to support them to develop key skills and competences in order to become better digital citizens. For the duration of the session we will learn more on how to develop, plan and deliver a successful session about cyberbullying and take part in different learning activities that they can later use with their students.
During this session, we will focus more on a school policy level, and provide the opportunity to participants to exchange good practices and ideas on how different schools around EU deal with the phenomenon of cyberbullying in their schools.
The last day of the course will include a short validation test for the participants, in order to receive a certificate and become Cyberbullying Ambassadors in their schools. Participants will get the opportunity to evaluate the course and discuss future collaborations.
-Visit to ANT1 station
-Visit to a Primary/Secondary School
*The above dates can be flexible, whereas new ones can also be provided to accommodate the needs or availability of participants.