How to Prevent Bullying (Without Using the Word Bullying)

You Can Protect Children from Social Pain and Suffering
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

This course is a bullying prevention guide for parents and caregivers. You will learn why bullying is such a widespread problem and the ways in which children, parents and communities can all be part of the solution.

Learn How to Help Kids Who Are Bullied, Kids Who Bully, and Kids Who Witness Bullying

  • Bullying is a serious problem that is not going to go away on its own
  • No one deserves to be bullied and it must be stopped
  • Bullying is a learned behavior
  • All kids involved in bullying need help
  • Parents and caregivers can make a difference as soon as they know what to do

Bullying is an anti-social problem and it needs a social solution

At some point in their lives almost all of us are involved in bullying in some way or another. Being bullied as an adult is horrible, but even more excruciating is the pain we feel when a child we know is being mistreated by their peers and we don’t know how to help.

Bullying is aggressive behavior that involves a pattern of repeated unwanted, negative actions in which there is a power imbalance and usually more than one perpetrator. In order to stop this pattern, it is crucial to understand all parties involved and to help each make smart decisions about how to respond.

There is no job more crucial than protecting our children from physical and emotional harm. I have designed this course as a way to share what I have learned, both as a parent and a professional so that we can stay as informed as possible about what our children need from us in order to socially thrive.

Course Overview

This bullying prevention course is divided into three sections. In the first section you will learn the basics about what bullying is, how it impacts our children and the three main roles kids play.

In the second section we look in more depth at each of the three roles; kids who are bullied, kids who bully, and kids who witness bullying. You will learn what to say and what not to say to kids who are in each of these situations.

In the third section we look at prevention strategies to implement on a regular basis with all kids. HINT: This is done without using the word “bullying”.

By the end of this course you will be able to approach the children under your care with confidence and knowledge. When children understand that they deserve dignity and respect, they will be better able to know their own self-worth as well as how to treat others with kindness.

I hope you will join our class!

What are the requirements?

  • It would be helpful to know some children (but not required)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand what causes and perpetuates a culture of bullying
  • Recognize that all kids involved in bullying need help; the kids who bully, are bullied and witness bullying
  • Learn what to do and what not to do to support kids who are being bullied
  • Know how to advise kids of what to do if they witness bullying
  • Demonstrate to all kids that they are in control of their choices and help them learn how
  • Learn what to say to kids immediately after an incident

Who is the target audience?

  • Any adult who is interested in learning about the dynamic of bullying and wants to make a difference in the lives of our youth.

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Section 1: Introduction: Bullying is an Anti-Social Problem that Needs a Social Solution

Bullying is a very serious problem with severe negative impacts for all involved. This lecture provides an overview as well as an appreciation for your commitment to staying informed about the topic.


Of course we need to protect children from bullying, but rescuing a child from a bully is only a temporary solution that might even make it worse. Take this lecture to learn more.


Bullying is a pattern that repeats, not a single behavior. By understanding the cycle we can better understand how to stop the problem. This lecture explains the social dynamics.

5 questions

Test your knowledge on the overview of bullying to solidify your knowledge

Section 2: How to Help Kids Who Bully

After completion of this lecture you will see that kids who bully target differences instead of understanding them.


Bullying is not an impulsive act, it is behavior that stems from a belief in social superiority.


In this lecture you will learn what to say and what not to say to kids who are bullying.

4 questions

Solidify your understanding of kids who bully by testing your knowledge of this section.

Section 3: How to Help Kids Who Are Bullied

In this lecture you will learn who is at higher risk of being targeted.


Most kids do not tell adults when they are being targeted, this lecture will tell you what warning signs are common clues.


Don't accidentally make things worse. This lecture reviews what to say and what not to say.

4 questions

Find out how much you learned about kids who are bullied by cementing your learning with this quiz.

Section 4: How to Help Kids Who Witness Bullying

It is frightening to see kids being mistreated, yet students have to deal with this on a regular basis. Learn what happens to the bystanders in this lecture.


This lecture will teach you what to say and what not to say to kids who witness bullying.

3 questions

What did you learn in this section? Test your knowledge about kids who witness bullying.

Section 5: Bullying Prevention-A Three Pronged Approach

Our school systems are doing an amazing job teaching our kids, and it is our job to teach morality and empathy in the home.


This lecture explains how using the right kind of discipline PREVENTS bullying.

3 questions

Test your knowledge about prevention.


All kids need unconditional love so that they know how they deserve to be treated as well as understand that making mistakes is part of being human, We are all in an ongoing process of learning how to do the right thing.

Section 6: References

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Instructor Biography

Laura Silverstein, LCSW, Certified Gottman Therapist and Trainer

Laura Silverstein: Helping People Find more Happiness and Connection

She is Owner and Clinical Director of Main Line Counseling Partners, a private group psychotherapy practice in the Philadelphia Suburbs. She has been studying relationships since 1988 in the beginning of her career as a clinical social worker, and her service has expanded to support and educate the public through online education and writing.

She has extensive training in individual, family and couples therapy and has trained with experts in the field, with a focus on human relationship rather than psychopathology. She is one of a select few who has completed the highest level of clinical training in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, with Dr. John Gottman, world-renown relationship researcher, and clients travel long distances for the opportunity to work with her to improve their family or romantic relationships.

While her training and qualifications are extensive, even more important is her passion for making a difference in the lives of the people to whom she is reaching out. Her heart is in her work regarding her commitment to help people reduce potentially unnecessary pain and suffering in their lives.

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