Understanding Peer-on-Peer Abuse and Bullying between Children and Young People

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Peer-on-peer abuse is unfortunately common in educational settings and needs to be understood by school staff in order to properly prevent it from happening and otherwise respond to it when the abuse occurs. Effective peer-on-peer abuse strategies are vital in maintaining a safe environment for pupils to learn in.

Developed by Stephen Burnage, an expert practitioner, consultant and trainer with over 25 years’ worth of experience teaching and leading schools across the UK, this essential CPD course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding on the importance of producing and implementing a proactive, preventative peer-on-peer abuse policy that protects pupils in your educational setting.

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The course consists of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives from the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.

Learning objectives:
• Understanding what is defined as peer-on-peer abuse in an education setting and how the abuse itself can take a variety of forms.
• Identifying the possible signs and indicators of peer-on-peer abuse and that peer-on-peer abuse can be harmful to both the victim(s) and the perpetrator(s).
• Understanding how to be proactive in prevent peer-on-peer abuse and understanding how to appropriately respond when peer-on-peer abuse occurs.
• Appreciating what constitutes an effectively-produced policy that prevents peer-on-peer abuse and is clearly understood by staff and pupils.
• Recognising that a school or college’s peer-on-peer abuse policy should be a working document and that routine staff training and development is encouraged.

Course Units

Introduction

The course has been split into bite-size modules and has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and time-efficient manner.

Module 1: An overview of peer-on-peer abuse

In this module, you will gain a wide understanding of the overall picture of peer-on-peer abuse within an educational setting, including how widespread the issue is within schools and what schools and other providers are doing to tackle the issue.

Module 2: What is peer-on-peer abuse?

In this module, you will explore how peer-on-peer abuse is defined, its motivations, consequences and indicators, which groups/individuals are more vulnerable to peer-on-peer abuse and what actions school staff can employ to prevent peer-on-peer abus...

Module 3: Bullying and cyberbullying

In this module, you will understand what the various official measures are that schools must have in place to prevent and respond to bullying, the definitions and differences between in-person bullying and cyberbullying and their impact on the victim...

Module 4: Effective interventions for managing peer-on-peer abuse in an education setting

In this module, you will appreciate how to implement proactive and effective interventions against peer-on-peer abuse within an education setting, including challenging in appropriate behaviours, creating a preventative curriculum and working with ex...

Module 5: Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children

In this module, you will understand how sexual violence/harassment between children sits within peer-on-peer abuse, how sexual violence/harassment is defined and what are the appropriate procedures involved in responding to reports of sexual violence...

Module 6: Policy and best models of practice

In this module, you will appreciate the benefits of implementing an effective, progressive policy on peer-on-peer abuse that clearly conveys the preventative measures the school will take against peer-on-peer abuse.

Module 7: Raising awareness: Putting staff training and professional development at the heart of preventing peer-on-peer abuse

In this module, you will understand the importance of ensuring that your training and development of your school’s peer-on-peer abuse policy is regularly undertaken and updated, and that all staff recognise the signs of abuse in order to prevent it f...

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