The aim of these cyberbullying courses is to provide teachers with the knowledge, resources and confidence to teach about cyberbullying and deal with cyberbullying incidents as they arise. Both courses seek to inform primary and post-primary teachers and school leaders about the issue of cyberbullying, outline a school’s role in creating an anti-cyberbullying culture and promoting student’s wellbeing including online wellbeing.
It will help school leaders understand the practical ways their staff can incorporate anti-cyberbullying initiatives both in the curriculum and in their daily interactions with students. It will also help teachers gain awareness of how they can make use of anti-bullying initiatives, policies and procedures in order to be better equipped to prevent and tackle bullying and cyberbullying and promote a positive, respectful and caring student-centred environment.
This course has been developed in consultation with students, educators, PDST Health and Wellbeing team, Digital Technologies Team and Leadership Team, SPHE experts; Suzanne Graham and Deirdre Lavelle and includes input from experts including Dr. Seline Keating (Lecturer in SPHE and Wellbeing in DCU Institute of Education), Dr. Tijana Milosevic (Elite-S Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, DCU Anti-bullying Centre), Dr. Colman Noctor (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist), Dr. Maragret Nohilly (Coordinator, Professional Master in Education & Lecturer, Mary Immaculate College)