Respect in School

Respect in School

Course Overview

The purpose of the Respect in School course is to equip all school personnel to recognize the signs of abuse, bullying, neglect and harassment in the lives of children and youth—as well as how to respond by supporting and reporting.


Who Should Take the Course?

All school-based employees and volunteers.


Course Objectives

Upon completion of the Respect in School course, participants will be able to define bullying, abuse and harassment, clearly identify the difference between appropriate behaviors and inappropriate behaviors, and identify, respond to and report incidents more comfortably and confidently.


This course is presented in five modules:
  1. A Leader's Power
    • Positional and personal power
    • Using power positively and negatively
    • Leadership styles and leadership checklist
  2. Emotions and Development
    • Overview
    • Development
    • Reminders
  3. Bullying and Harassment
    • Defining bullying and harassment
    • Intervention
    • Disclosure and response
  4. Abuse and Neglect
    • Emotional, physical, and sexual abuse
    • Neglect
    • Disclosure and response
    • Hazing
  5. Review and Resources



All supplementary learning materials are provided as PDF downloads or links within the online course.


Evaluation Process

A short pre-program survey and post-program survey measure learning. Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate for your records.


Course Duration

This online course is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at any time and can resume where they left off. The duration will depend on the individual participant and their prior knowledge of the subject matter. On average, the course will take about 2.5 hours to complete.

Due to the nature of the program, candidates under the age of 18 need adult support to take this course.