Grade 5

Is It Cyberbullying?

What is cyberbullying and what can you do to stop it?
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This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

Let's face it: Some online spaces can be full of negative, rude, or downright mean behavior. But what counts as cyberbullying? Help your students learn what is -- and what isn't -- cyberbullying, and give them the tools they'll need to combat the problem.

Students will be able to:
  • Recognize similarities and differences between in-person bullying, cyberbullying, and being mean.
  • Empathize with the targets of cyberbullying.
  • Identify strategies for dealing with cyberbullying and ways they can be an upstander for those being bullied.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 45 mins.
Warm Up:
Is It Cyberbullying?
5 mins.
Who's Involved?
15 mins.
Sondra's Story
15 mins.
Wrap Up:
Upstander Cards
10 mins.

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Lesson Slides
Video: What's Cyberbullying? Watch
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Student Handout: Sondra's Story Student Version Answer Key
Lesson Quiz Student Version Answer Key
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