This e-course aims to train professionals working in formal (e.g. school) and informal (e.g. in the community) educational settings on how to support young people in the safe use of the internet in order to prevent the occurrence of episodes of cyberbullying with a focus on people from LGBTQ+ backgrounds. Emphasis is given on the use of restorative justice and human rights in preventing and restoring harm resulting from cyberbullying.
The course has 5 modules covering:
- Restorative justice theory and practice in the context of cyberbullying
- Understanding online dangers and applying online safety measures
- Being able to identify and how to report cyberbullying
- Recognising the signs of cyberbullying
- Cyberbullying and LGBTQ groups
- Cyberbullying prevention strategies
- Building positive and safe relationships while online.
This ecourse is part of the Erasmus+ funded project “Promoting a Safe Use of Internet Against Cyberbullying (SIAC)”. The project is coordinated by the RJ4All International Institute (UK) and is delivered in partnership with Eurosud, Kairos Europe, Inercia Digital and Vismednet.
The course convener is Prof. Theo Gavrielides.
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Certification, Accessibility and supporting material
Successful completion will lead to CPD (Continuous Professional Development) Certification (10 points). It takes approximately 10 non-stop hours to fully complete all modules and take the test. There are further reading material that are recommended for additional learning. These could add a further 12 hours of non-stop duration.
The e-course includes software that make it accessible in various languages as well as for those with visual and hearing impairments. This course interactive tools are based on H5P. To learn more; overview of the accessibility of the various H5P content types.
Training handbook and supporting e-book
The e-course is supported with an evidenced free handbook – “Preventing cyberbullying towards LGBTQ+ groups: A Training Handbook for youth workers”. We also encourage trainees to read the background research to the ecourse which has been published in the form of a free ebook Promoting a Safe Use of Internet Against Cyberbullying: The current state of the art in the UK, Spain, Malta and Italy
• Professionals (including volunteers) working with youths in formal and informal educational settings especially teachers in primary and secondary education
• Professionals working in youth organisations and community centres
• Practitioners working in the crime prevention area especially the youth justice system
• Youth workers
• Youth educators and trainers who support young people at risk of being bullied due to their race, sexual orientation and other characteristics.
• Young people and parents.
By the end of the e-course, the following learning outcomes should have been achieved:
- Increase knowledge of restorative justice and human rights, and how the can be used as tool to prevent and heal harm resulting from cyberbullying
- Create new skills in professionals that will enable them to support young people in identifying and reporting cyberbullying
- To increase the knowledge of educators in helping young people understand the extent, seriousness, and dynamics of cyberbullying and cyberbullying towards LGBTIQ groups;
- To learn about new, effective strategies for controlling bullying;
To capacity build professionals in helping young people recognize and respond early and effectively to behaviours that can lead to cyberbullying with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ groups
Grant Agreement N: 2020-2-UK01-KA205-079438
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- Lectures 6
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 10 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 59
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes