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“This was a very informative lecture. It will help in the future in dealing with bullying.” – Sherry B.

“This course has taught me that the consequences of bullying are not the only school mandated and enforced by the teacher but also that the state and even federal government plays a role in ensuring students feel safe at school.” – C. Riddle

“I appreciate the terminology of the differing roles. It was also helpful to learn about the legislative requirements.” – E.P.


We are pleased that you have decided to take this Bullying Compliance and Prevention Course for Teachers.  Below you will find a course description, the instructor’s biography, and course FAQs. This course is on-demand and may be taken anytime within a two-week time frame.  The course with the quiz takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

*Special Pricing for school groups and districts are available.

You can come back to the course and finish it within two weeks.  The course is available 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.
If you have any questions about the course, contact us at


We hope you enjoy the course!

Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer
Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc.


Course Description

This Bullying Compliance and Prevention Course is an online on-demand course designed for Administrators, teachers, aides, after-school staff, parents, and park personnel.   We estimate the course will take you approximately 2 hours to complete.

Once you enroll in the course and pay for the course,  you will be directed to the log on and given a link to begin the course. Students can progress through the readings and final quiz at their own pace during the 2 week enrollment period.


Target Audience

The online class is designed for administrators, teachers, aides, after-school staff, parents, and park personnel who want to learn more about the specific challenges, best practices, and legal obligations when supervising children in the school setting. You do not currently need to be actively employed or working with students.


Course Goals

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

1. Participants will be able to identify the 4 components of bullying.
2. Participants will be able to identify bullying incidents.
3. Demonstrate the knowledge to correctly respond to bullying.
4. Understand your role and legal responsibilities in keeping children safe on the playground.
5. Identify the 11 components common in bullying legislation.


Course Content

1. Introduction and Overview: Legal requirements, state-specific requirements, state and local responsibilities in reducing bullying.
2. Defining Bullying: what is bullying, what is not bullying, teasing vs taunting, roles in bullying, effects of bullying, and what kids need to know about bullying.
3. Bullying Statistics: bullying increasing, cyberbullying, ramifications of bullying, and that in bullying no one wins.
4. Identifying Bullying: types of bullying, boys who bully, girls who bully, at-risk groups for bullying, targets of bullying.
5. Legislation: legislative components, training and prevention, and transparency and monitoring.
6. Local responsibilities Relating to defining, reporting, investigating, written records, legal requirements, sanctions, and referrals on bullying.
7. Responding to bullying: Staff training, hot spots for bullying, and AEIOU method of responding to bullying.


Course Materials

  • Bossenmeyer, Melinda Bullying, and Harassment. What schools can do?
  • Bossenmeyer, Melinda How Schools Should Respond to Bullying
  • Bossenmeyer, Melinda Why Bullying Programs Success or Fail

The following learning materials are available for download within various sections of the course:

  • Analysis of State Bullying Laws
  • State Cyberbullying Laws from Research
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying statistics
  • What you need to know about bullying
  • DOE Letter regarding Schools Legal Responsibilities
  • Dear Colleague Letter
  • 11 Components of bullying legislation
  • Anti-Bullying Policy and Program Development
  • CSMH Bullying Policy Brief



Each student taking this course will take a 25 question final quiz at the end of the course. A score of 18/25 will be required to pass the course. A student may retake the course anytime within the 2 week window to improve their score. Students who receive a score of 18 or higher out of 25 will receive a completion certificate.


Course Dates

This is a self-paced on-demand course that you make take 7 days a week and 24 hours of the day.


School, District, and County volume discounts available call 951-245-6970.



Founder/President              Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer

Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer

Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D. holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from U.C.L.A. She has an MS and BS in Kinesiology from California State University Fullerton. She holds a K-12 teaching credential in Kinesiology and Health. She holds a K-16 Administrator Clear Credential from UCLA. Dr. Bossenmeyer taught for 27 years at public, private schools, and universities. She was a site principal and County Office Administrator as Director of Professional Development. She is an expert witness in cases involving supervision and injuries on playgrounds in school settings.

She has authored 5 books on playgrounds and physical education. She has served on a variety of National Committees and State Boards on playgrounds and physical education.




Dr. Kenneth Owens, Ph.D. 

Dr. Owens is the Elementary Schools Special Education Administrator of Long Beach Unified School District. He was an elementary school counselor in Long Beach Unified when he was honored by the Council for Exceptional Children Chapter 108 with the Hats Off Award for support of special needs children. He served as area director of elementary schools for the Division of Special Education in Long Beach Unified School District. He was a Program Administrator for Title II/504 plans for LBUSD.

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