What is Social Media in Education
What is Social Media in Education
What is Social Media in Education

Build Diversity and decrease bullying and cyberbullying in education

Course Summary
The serious rise in the use of social media and online gaming is increasing bullying, especially cyberbullying amongst students of all ages and is contributing to the poor mental health of students in schools and higher education in Europe. Teachers need to be able to spot the signs of poor mental health and cyberbullying and this course will provide you with the training required.

The most effective way to support mental health and reduce bullying whilst promoting inclusiveness and diversity of a school or college is to have knowledgeable members of staff within the education community. Our course delivers just that.

This course is designed for teachers of all levels who want to improve and learn new skills to improve their student’s mental health and reduce all kinds of bullying in the classroom so that it makes teaching easier and better.

Who is this course for?
Teachers and trainers working in Primary and Secondary education establishments.

What will I learn?
On this practical course, you will understand and learn good practices in using methodologies that will support effective teaching practices to spot signs of poor mental health and cyberbullying, whilst promoting good inclusion and diversity in classrooms. The course particularly focuses on using methods that help deal with issues arising out of social media and online gaming.

Through this course, you will discover the best ways to introduce new concepts to students and ensure they remember them, as well as provide feedback to guide their progress in improving their online communications and safety.

In this course, you will explore case studies and research from expert teachers and academics on how you can support your pupils’ understanding of the dangers of social media and cyberbullying that relate to the mental health of students. You will also be given training on technologies that can be used to reduce the misuse of social media amongst students.

You will receive a teacher’s manual to take away which you can use to implement your learnings from the course within your classroom. As part of your package, you will also benefit from one year of access to the School of Coding’s E-learning environment where teacher resources and full lesson plans are pre-designed to help teachers introduce topics around social media and reduce cyberbullying.

Participants will work through practical teaching projects and material for all age ranges of school education. Through workshops, lectures and study trips, we meet you at your own personal level, from absolute beginner to expert. There will be fun and interactive group activities combined with customised 1:1 support.

What will you achieve upon completion of this course?
Upon completion of the course, teachers will understand the good practice, implementation and planning for teaching about the use of Social Media and its relation to Mental Health and Cyberbullying in schools. Participants will have a better understanding and overview of Social Media and Mental Health amongst students of all ages. You will also receive a Certificate of Attendance in Understanding Social Media and Mental Health in Education.

Learning Outcomes are focused on the understanding and use of:

  • Enrichment of the professional profile of teachers involved, connecting the world of school with the world outside.
  • Evaluate current practices around teaching about the dangers of the use of social media in schools.
  • Recognise how decisions around the use of social media in schools can be made.
  • Learning how to reduce cyber and playground bullying amongst young people.
  • Understanding how to spot signs of poor mental health in students.
  • Understanding what actions to take to help students suffering from poor mental health and cyberbullying.

Who is this course delivered by?
The course is delivered by experienced tutors of School of Coding (SOC) Blended Learning, who have been training teachers and students in the UK and Europe for over 5 years. SOC Blended Learning’s head offices are based in Dublin, Ireland and our tutors come from all over Europe who have a vast amount of expertise in teaching EdTech technologies in a fun and engaging environment.

The courses comply fully with the Erasmus+ (Erasmus Plus) European criteria for mobility grants. We provide full modules for preparation, monitoring and validation.