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.

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Learning Objectives:
  • 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
using digital devices, sites, and apps to intimidate, harm, and upset someone
digital citizen:
someone who uses technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate
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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Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Colored pencils or markers  
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Classroom resources

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

Take-home resources