1. Introduction – what bullying is, types, roles.
2. The prevalence of bullying and methods of finding out about it.
3. Age and gender differences.
4. Risk factors for prejudice-based bullying.
5. Signs of bullying and the effects it has – short-term and long-term.
6. The range of causes of bullying – socio-ecological model – individual/family/peers/school/society/media.
7. Individual coping strategies and assertiveness training.
8. School policies, classroom rules, proactive strategies such as curriculum work.
9. Reactive strategies to deal with bullying when it happens.
10. Peer support schemes –types, strengths and limitations.
11. Legislation, anti-bullying programs, organisations, websites.