Anti-Bullying Strategies for Primary Grades

(Grades K-3) / Flex Course

PDI Course Number: 65T02 / UCSD Course Number: EDUC41501

Course Description

Are you looking for ways to curb bullying behavior that you see in the classroom, in the school, and on the playground? This course will help teachers understand the myths, facts, research, and current events that surround bullying as well as the major impact bullying has on learning both in the short term and long term. Teachers will be introduced to the different types of bullying and the various roles involved including bully, victim, and bystander. Teachers will also learn the predictors and contributing factors to bullying in the primary grades. Effective strategies will be covered to help teachers assess, prevent, and reduce bullying in the classroom and school. Such strategies include creating positive relationships with students and integrating cooperative learning and character education into the curriculum. Teachers will understand how to properly intervene during incidents of bullying and learn how to create a safe learning environment for students. Importantly, teachers will also learn about their communicating and reporting responsibilities in regard to bullying events that were witnessed. Teachers will also learn how to make parents their partners in bullying prevention. By the end of this course, primary grade teachers will feel more empowered to handle bullying incidents in the classroom and school. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units (50 hours of training) from University of California San Diego (UCSD) Division of Extended Studies. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"I absolutely loved this course! I thought all of the resources were fantastic! This is such an important topic that needs to have more of a priority in the classrooms." - Diana Ajello

Enrollment Options

Course Only

$120 with the discount

Course with Credit from UCSD

$304 with the discount

This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units or 5 quarter units of graduate-level credit from UCSD.

You have up to one year from the date you are enrolled to complete a flex course.

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UCSD Course Number: EDUC41501
Unit One
  • Bullying: Research and Facts
  • A Comprehensive Definition of Bullying
  • Types of Bullying
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
  • Test #1
Unit Two
  • Predictors and Contributing Factors
  • Positive Relationships as a Prevention Method
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Assignment #2: Article reflection
  • Test #2
Unit Three
  • Properly Identifying Bullying and Cyber Bullying
  • Communicating and Reporting Responsibilities
  • Roles of Bullies, Victims, and Witnesses
  • Assignment #3: Share your expertise
  • Test #3
Unit Four
  • The Impact Bullying has on Learning
  • The Teacher’s Role: Creating a Safe Learning Environment
  • Legal Issues
  • Test #4
Unit Five
  • Consequences of Bullying
  • Using Character Education to Combat Bullying
  • When Intervention is Necessary
  • Test #5
Unit Six
  • Working with Parents
  • Bullying Management Activities
  • Anti-Bullying Resources
  • Assignment #4: Respond to bullying situations presented in the course
  • Assignment #5: Course Reflection

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