#TE-02-01 Bullying in Schools: How Should Teachers Respond?

  • Categories Teaching
  • Duration 12h
  • Total Enrolled 9
  • Last Update September 14, 2020

About Course

Queensland University of Technology


Recognise different types of bullying and helpful ways to respond to students

Despite being encouraged to tell a teacher if they’re being bullied at school, children can be reluctant to report it. Teachers need to understand the risks a child experiences before and after telling an adult that they’ve been bullied.

On this course, you will explore your own attitudes to bullying and the most appropriate ways to respond. You will use research-based insights to help you understand the complex nature of bullying in schools. Upon completion of this course, you will have learnt strategies to help reduce bullying in your own school and classroom.

Who will you learn with?

Marilyn Campbell

Hi, I’m a professor at QUT. I’m a registered teacher and registered psychologist having worked in early childhood, primary and secondary schools and I research in peer bullying.



Who developed the course?

QUT logo

QUT is a leading Australian university ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide by the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Located in Brisbane, it attracts over 50,000 students.



What Will I Learn?

  • Identify bullying
  • Interpret people's different attitudes towards bullying
  • Explain why bullying is under-reported by students to staff
  • Engage helpfully when a child reports bullying

Topics for this course

9 Lessons12h

Facts about bullying?

Let's begin by meeting everyone and finding out what influences the way we think about bullying.
Meet your educator
Attitudes towards bullying

Recognising bullying?

Learn what bullying is and what it is not.

Understanding bullying?

The more we understand the problem, the better able we are to support children.

Student Feedback


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Though there was not a lot of depth, there were many aspects discussed and strategies to combat many of the situations presented. Great overview course. Thanks!

the course of was very informative and i learnt a few new things. i do however would have liked more prevention examples or sources under the prompt approach of prevention.

​This is be a great educational tool for educators to bring awareness or recognizing the breaking point before it comes. Well done. Highly recommend.​

This course is one that I wish I had come upon 2 years ago. My son was bullied in school before.Our entire family struggled for quite sometime, and still, do in some ways from that lengthy experience. I am only 15 minutes into this course, and already feel its value. I will be sharing this. Thank you for creating this. Education is so healing.


Material Includes

  • Current data on student reporting of bullying
  • Research based insights to help educators understand the complexity of bullying
  • Strategies at student level, classroom level and school level

Target Audience

  • This course is designed for teachers, leaders, support staff, and volunteers working schools who have a duty of care for children.