Cyberbullying Guidance

About

The Cyberbullying Guidance for Teachers Information Hub has been created by Webwise to provide guidance to teachers and school leaders on the issue of cyberbullying, creating an anti-cyberbullying culture and promoting student’s wellbeing including online wellbeing.

 

It also supports teachers and school leaders participating in the online cyberbullying courses developed by the PDST Technology in Education with Webwise.

The hub provides access to a range of supports including the online cyberbullying courses, expert advice videos, course resources, Webwise resources, along with other useful anti-cyberbullying resources.

Cyberbullying Courses

About the courses


PDST Technology in Education with Webwise have developed two new online courses for all teachers and school leaders, primary and post primary:

– Cyberbullying (Post Primary Schools):
Understanding, Preventing and Responding

– Cyberbullying (Post Primary Schools):
Understanding, Preventing and Responding

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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)

Expert Advice Videos

Cyberbullying Course Resources

Template for recording

cyberbullying behaviour

Checklist for Teachers:
Is it cyberbullying?

Communicating with parents

Tips for Being

an Upstander

What to do if I am being bullied online

Webwise Resources

Webwise has a range of anti-cyberbullying education resources for Primary and Post-Primary levels.

 

Hard copies of these can ordered for free, while digital copies are available for download.

Youth Voices

What does a safe and inclusive classroom look like?

 

Hear what students have to say.

Other Resources

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