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The impact of bullying in preschool

Did you know that October is National Bullying Prevention Month? Watch the video below to learn about how bullying can start as early as the preschool classroom.
Do you know what you can do to prevent bullying in your classroom ?
Unfortunately, the preschool classroom is not immune bullying. Even young children can bully their classmates.
According to, statistics show that bullying affects about 1 out of every 3-4 students in the United States. Unfortunately, the preschool classroom is not immune to this trend. Even young children can begin to show bullying behaviors.
The impacts of this type of behavior in preschool are numerous. Bullying affects all youth, including those who are bullied, those who bully others, and those who see bullying going on. Some effects may last into adulthood.
Help combat bullying behavior and make your classroom a place where students form healthy friendships by enrolling in one of our online courses about prevention of bullying behavior:
  • Bullying Basics: Recognizing Bullying Behaviors and Risk Factors: This course is designed to help you explore the concept or action of bullying, risk factors for bullying, and strategies you can use to support children who are bullied. After completing this course, you will be able to:
    • Define bullying
    • List the risk factors for children who bully as well as children who are bullied
    • Describe strategies to support children who are bullied
  • Strategies for Preventing and Addressing Bullying Behaviors: The topic of bullying has continued to gain attention as school age administrators and teachers work to create positive environments that foster understanding and respect among children and their peers. However, as bullying incidents continue, the early childhood community is joining the conversation.
Early childhood educators are now also working on ways to identify and address early bullying behaviors. The goal is to set a foundation of respect and social understanding that will support children as they grow older. In this course, we will discuss what bullying is and how it might look, ways to prevent bullying behaviors, as well as strategies for addressing these behaviors when they do occur for both early childhood and school age educators.
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Not all courses are approved for early care and education in every state. Please check State and CEU Approvals page for details.