Continued Professional Development for Educators

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Online Course

Course LeaderDr Seline Keating, DCU Anti-Bullying Centre (ABC)

Format: Blended – delivered over a 10-week period: includes one on campus facilitation skills workshop

We offer a Bullying Prevention and Intervention Course which is also included under DCU’s Partnership for Learning: Programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Cooperating Schools. This course is most suitable for school principals and teachers, but it may be beneficial to youth workers, social workers, healthcare professionals and those interested in bullying prevention and intervention in educational settings.

The course is designed and delivered by Dr. Seline Keating. It is an online course with one compulsory face-to-face workshop. Participants have ten weeks to complete the online component of the course, at their own pace. The face-to-face workshop takes place on a Saturday, usually in week 4 of the course (9:30-1:30pm) in DCU Institute of Education, St. Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra.

The course content comprises of the following topics:

  • Defining Bullying (e.g. cyberbullying, identity-based bullying)
  • Victims, Bullies and “The Bullying Circle”
  • Consequences of Bullying
  • DE (2022) Cinéaltas: Action Plan on Bullying; Implementation Plan (2023)
  • DE Circulars and Procedures
  • Nuts+Bolts: An Anti-Bullying Policy Reflective Framework
  • Bullying Prevention and intervention strategies
  • School’s Role/Teacher’s Role/Parents’ Role
  • Bullying Resources, Methodologies and Support