Adolescence Childhood

The Complete Guide to Bullying

Expert: Professor Helen Cowie
Masterclass structure: 18 lessons (19:15 minutes)

About this class

In this masterclass, Professor Helen Cowie explains what bullying is, the mechanisms behind it, and what to do if your child is being bullied or might be the bully. This masterclass is useful for parents who are dealing with bullying and for any parent who wants to know more about this very prevalent and worrying issue.


About the expert

Helen Cowey is a Professor Emeritus and Director of the UK Observatory for the Promotion of Non-Violence at the University of Surrey. Her research focused on bullying in schools, universities, and the work place. She is an expert in strategies to counteract school bullying, including peer support as an effective intervention that empowers children and young people to take action themselves to help other young people who are experiencing social and emotional difficulties. Her widely-used training manual Peer Support in Action, influenced practice across the UK.


Lessons in this class

18 Lessons (19:15min)
0. Lesson - Meet your expert 0:19
1. Lesson - Aim of this masterclass 0:25
2. Lesson - What is bullying? 0:17
3. Lesson - Types of bullying 0:57
4. Lesson - The peer group: Why does it matter? 0:31
5. Lesson - Who is at risk of being bullied? 0:56
6. Lesson - Why do children become bullies? 1:32
7. Lesson - The role of peers in bullying 1:06
8. Lesson - How to know if your child is being bullied 1:03
9. Lesson - What to tell your child if they are being bullied 2:14
10. Lesson - What can schools do if bullying is happening? The whole school approach 2:35
11. Lesson - What can schools do if bullying is happening? The restorative practice 1:48
12. Lesson - What can schools do if bullying is happening? Bringing an outside expert 1:17
13. Lesson - Interventions are not always successful: Why not? 0:52
14. Lesson - Peer support is key 1:15
15. Lesson - The role of bystander apathy 0:43
16. Lesson - Storytelling to end bullying 1:05
17. Lesson - Take home message 0:20

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