Course Description

This course delves into the psychology of bullying and the cultural climate that gives rise to such cruelty and aggression. The course takes a complex issue and synthesizes what is known into 8 simple, targeted "keys" that equip educators, professionals, and parents with practical strategies to tackle the issue of bullying head-on. Social media bullying- and the recent tragedies stemming from it-has given the widespread problem a new dimension. While no magic cure-all exists, educators can learn and implement all sorts of quick and easy techniques to make a huge difference in the lives of their students. In 8 core strategies, this course lays the establishing meaningful connections with kids that create a positive school climate, addressing cyberbullying, building social emotional competence, reaching out to bullies, and empowering bystanders.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: Eight Keys to End Bullying
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $305.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

8 Keys to End Bullying: Strategies for Parents & Schools, by Signe Whitson, W.W. Norton, ISBN: 978-0393709285

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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