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Bullying: Awareness, Prevention, and Intervention (4-8)/Semester Course


Are you concerned about the bullying epidemic? This online course teaches elementary and middle grade teachers (grades 4-8) about the myths, facts, research, and current events that surround bullying. Teachers are introduced to the different types of bullying in addition to the various roles involved in bullying. Effective strategies are covered to help teachers assess, prevent, and reduce bullying in the classroom and school. Teachers will understand how to properly intervene during incidents of bullying and learn how to use and develop activities that will help manage bullying in the classroom. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"Bullying is an issue that affects the entire human community. The content was very real and well organized." - Stephen Jervis


Enrollment Options

Register Course Registration Only $199

RegisterCourse Plus Credit from UC San Diego Extension Only $429


Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.

Bullying Hurts: Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations” by Lester Laminack & Reba Wadsworth

If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List


Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus

PDI Course Number: 64BXX

UCSD Course Number: EDUC41497

Unit One

  • Bullying: Research and Facts
  • A Comprehensive Definition of Bullying
  • Types of Bullying
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography/Write an article reflection

Unit Two

  • Predictors and Contributing Factors
  • Assessment and Identification of Bullying
  • Creating Surveys
  • Assignment #2: Create an online survey to assess bullying in your school

Unit Three

  • Communicating and Reporting Responsibilities
  • Roles of Bullies, Victims, and Witnesses
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Assignment #3: Create a cyber bullying handout

Unit Four

  • The Impact Bullying has on Learning
  • Long and Short Term Consequences of Bullying
  • The Teacher’s Role: Creating a Safe Learning Environment
  • Assignment #4: Develop activities that help combat bullying

Unit Five

  • Legal Issues
  • A Comprehensive Plan for Immediate Intervention
  • Using Character Education to Combat Bullying
  • Assignment #5: Write bullying discussion scenarios

Unit Six

  • Working with Parents
  • Bullying Management Activities
  • Bullying Resources
  • Assignment #6: Write a parent letter regarding bullying awareness
  • Assignment #7: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)