While incidents of cyberbullying are becoming more common, the solution is not necessarily to avoid the Internet and other digital technologies; rather, more Internet safety education and prevention information are needed to raise awareness. The purpose of this course is to provide health and mental health professionals with the information necessary to identify and intervene in cases of cyberbullying and harassment to minimize the negative effects to patients and to improve professionals' ability to educate the public to prevent cyberbullying. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Discuss Internet and cell phone usage among different segments of the population.
2. Define cyberbullying, cyberharassment, and cyberstalking.
3. Identify various online platforms and how they may be used to harass or bully.
4. Discuss the prevalence of cyberbullying and harassment among children, adolescents, young adults, and adults.
5. Analyze the general profiles of cyberbullying perpetrators and victims, including possible indicators of cyberbullying.
6. Utilize theoretical frameworks used to explain cyberbullying.
7. Evaluate the health, psychosocial, social, behavioral, and academic impacts of cyberbullying and harassment.
8. Identify risky Internet behaviors.
9. Apply different prevention, educational, and clinical interventions for cyberbullying.
This 5-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.