Bullying Prevention in Out of School Time Programs

One of our basic needs is feeling safe from personal danger and threats. Without this basic feeling of safety, a sense of fear pervades action and thinking, resulting in little time for other tasks besides keeping oneself safe. One in five (20.8%) school age children report being bullied. Fortunately, we have seen a decline in school-based bullying since 2005. But, our work is not done. Some children continue to use their power to control or harm others. The child that is bullied feels fear, anxiety, embarrassment, loneliness – often resulting in a lack of interest in activities The best prevention is stopping bullying before it starts. In this course, we will discuss bullying, steps to take in setting up a responsive, safe environment including establishing and enforcing policies and rules, and activities to teach children about bullying. Resources will be provided on cyberbullying, engaging parents in prevention, and collaborating with the local community.
Upon enrollment in this training, you will have 2 weeks to complete all course content and submit your evaluation. Once the training is successfully completed, a CEU certificate will be issued.

50% of this course addresses the needs of "diverse learners"

Learning Outcome

After completing this training, participants should be able to:

  • Describe bullying and those involved in bullying
  • Recognize signs a child may be bullying others or is being bullied
  • Provide activities to teach children about bullying
  • Create and reinforce rules and policies regarding bullying
  • Respond to incidents of bullying

Course Outcome

Educators will gain a greater understanding of what constitutes bullying and will learn ways to create policies and activities that prevent bullying, as well as being better able to respond to incidents of bullying.

The Institute for Education and Professional Development, Inc.

The Institute for Education and Professional Development, Inc. was established in 2005 to provide professional development and consultation services to early childhood programs and educators. We work collaboratively with programs, educators, and agencies to improve the quality of education and care for young children and families.

IEPD has master instructors who provide training, coaching and mentoring services. Each of the IEPD instructors receives training on adult learning principles, training design and delivery, and evaluation. All of the IEPD instructors have worked in the field of early childhood education, bringing their own experiences and "lessons learned" to the training.

Our trainings are fun, engaging, and are filled with important information and resources. We want to work with you, hear your stories, successes and challenges, and provide assistance to help you in your work.
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