Hey everyone! Get a jump on this this web-based interactive program quickly this year, because it is free. Yes, free for this year because the program is grant funded for the 2011/2012 school year. The Bullying Academy is an interactive program complete with quiz mechanism designed to help students recognize the dangers associated with Bullying and Cyberbullying. This program is equip with lesson plans that are associated with the scavenger hunt sections. The scavenger hunt sections have short engaging video clips that enhance the learning objectives delivered within the lesson. The educators link gives instructors a chance to preview each of the grade level lessons prior to implementing the materials with classes. I have viewed each of the grade levels materials and videos and have found this program to be excellent in teaching about the perils of cyberbullying, sexting, social networking etiquette etc.. A very good tool for a school social workers.
Social workers can use this program within a group setting to address reasoning, judgement, social skills, and decision-making goals. With the addition of an extra computer monitor and a connector, you can project one computer onto the monitor screen to instruct a small group, or use a LCD projector to project the program on a larger white screen or wall within a session room. At an even more progressive school, the social worker may be able to reserve a small section in the computer lab for some time with their group. Whatever way the program is delivered, it will be beneficial and rewarding for the students and clinician. Check out the following link to learn more about the program: Bullying Academy