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The Language of Peer Aggression: Recognizing and Defusing Bullying

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Peer aggression and bullying remain hot topics in the media with school shootings, high profile bullying and cyberbullying cases, and major plotlines on televisions shows such as "Glee." Parents, teachers, and community leaders know that peer aggression is a problem, but they are often unsure of how best to deal with it. This webinar provides teachers with a vocabulary for identifying, naming, and assessing incidents of peer aggression. We will share how bystanders can be empowered to speak up when they see peer aggression happen, and will discuss effective strategies for "coaching" bystanders into action. Through a shared language, adults and students in schools are better able to accurately describe, mediate, and even prevent aggression in schools.

You will walk away from this webinar with:

  • A list of the current myths about aggression
  • A definition of peer aggression, specifically relational aggression and bullying
  • Ways to assess levels of aggression, bullying, and violence
  • An understanding of how to identify the roles in peer aggression
  • Several bystander strategies for intervening in aggression


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: General
Last aired on: Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 2:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Credit Hours: 1
Categories: Administrator Resources, Classroom Management, Response to Intervention (RTI), School Safety, Workplace
Tags: Administrator Resources, aggression, Classroom Management, cyber, cyber-bullying, cyberbullying, help, online, Response to Intervention (RTI), Student Safety and Digital Citizenship, train

Reviews (22)

Full Member
Thank you for pointing out the differences between aggression and bullying. Our students have a hard time telling the difference between the two. You also provided a great deal of interventions to use in multiple situations.
Basic Member
Very informative webinar. Good/Practical information.
Full Member
Had great information. Loves the 15-80-10 Rule. I will be using that!
Full Member
A little long, but informative.
Full Member
I thought this was well done and informative!
Basic Member
Thank you for all of the wonderful information. It is so important for teachers to be equipped with this kind of information so that schools can be as safe as possible.
Full Member
Great insights on bullying.
Full Member
This webinar is by far one of the best one I have viewed on Simplek12. It was presented well backed by very useful information. A must-see for any educator who wishes to understand bullying. Great job Leigh Anne and thanks Simplek12 for finding her:-)
Full Member
Thank you! Great information!
Full Member
Thank you for a very useful webinar.
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