The Internet has created a false sense of anonymity and an ease of sharing information that has fueled cyberbullying. These acts include spreading rumors, sending threats or hurtful comments, or sharing compromising videos or pictures of the victim can have a dire effect on our client’s mental health. In the cyber world a bully doesn’t have to be stronger or bigger, the power lies in their typed words or the information or picture in their possession.
In this two-hour course we will identify what cyberbullying is and the scope of this issue. We will exam what causes a client to turn to bullying online or what makes a client vulnerable to cyberbullying. After processing several therapeutic interventions during this course, you will be more prepared to provide therapy for clients who are cyberbullies or being cyberbullied.
- Describe how the Internet design is conducive to cyberbullying.
- Define cyberbullying and digital self-harm.
- Examine cyberbullying statistics.
- Discuss the unique characteristics of cyberbullying and how it differs from offline bullying.
- Identify the warning signs of cyberbullying.
- Discuss what makes a client become a cyberbully and legal ramifications of cyberbullying.
- Discuss the mental health effects caused by cyberbullying.
- Explain effective treatments and therapeutic techniques to help clients struggling with cyberbullying.
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level All Levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes