LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, you should be able to: • Recall the effects social status and masculinity have on bullying • Recognize the signs of violence against girls and the gay community • Identify aspects of cyber-bulling, adult bullying, and how bullying influences the economy • Describe how to create kinder learning environments and cyberspaces DESCRIPTION: Over the last three decades, school shootings have become increasing more frequent. Why is this happening? Our Bullying in Schools course discusses the connections between school shootings, bullying, and gender and social demands placed on children in our schools. Bullying has reached disturbing levels across the country and no one is immune. We’ll discuss aspects of masculinity, social status, violence against girls, cyber-bullying, gay bashing, and adult bullying. This course introduces you to the effects bullying has on our communities and techniques for creating a caring learning environment for our children.