Grade 4

Be a Super Digital Citizen

How can we be upstanders when we see cyberbullying?

Online tools are empowering for kids, and they also come with big responsibilities. But do kids always know what to do when they encounter cyberbullying? Show your students appropriate ways to take action and resolve conflicts, from being upstanders to helping others in need.

Students will be able to:
  • Reflect on the characteristics that make someone an upstanding digital citizen.
  • Recognize what cyberbullying is.
  • Show ways to be an upstander by creating a digital citizenship superhero comic strip.
Key Vocabulary: cyberbullying  ·  digital citizen  ·  upstander
cyberbullying:
using digital devices, sites, and apps to intimidate, harm, and upset someone
digital citizen:
someone who uses technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate
upstander:
a person who supports and stands up for someone else
Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards
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15 mins.
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Lesson Plan

45 mins.
Extension Activity:

Have students brainstorm and write an opinion piece on what the quote "with great power comes great responsibility" means in the digital world. How is having access to the internet a "great power"? What responsibilities do we have to ourselves and others? Students can post their work to a blog or your class page.

What You'll Need

Colored pencils or markers  
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Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Student Handout: Digital Citizen Superhero Student Version
  • Student Handout: What Would A Super Digital Citizen Do? Student Version Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz Google Classroom

Take-home resources