Lesson Plan

Cyberbullying Awareness & Prevention

Students will have an understanding of what constitutes cyber-bullying and how to prevent it.
Kelley P.
Classroom teacher
La Sierra University
Riverside, United States
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness

Students will be able to...


-The students will have an understanding of cyber-bullying.

-Students will know steps that they can take to prevent and stop cyber-bullying.

-Students will sign cyber-bullying pledge.

-Students will collaborate and present a project on cyber-bullying, infusing technology appropriately.


English Language Arts
Social Studies
English Language Learning
Health & Wellness
Grades 6 – 9
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Engage

Teacher will begin by sharing youtube videos are cyber-bullying and internet safety.  Teacher will share that there are predators of boys as well; it is not just girls that this happens to. 

Student Instructions

Students will watch specified, educational youtube videos on cyber-bullying.  Students will discuss as a whole class, their thoughts on the videos.  Students will write in their journals at least 2 paragraphs about what they learned and a reflection about the videos.

2 Explore

Teacher will explain the Digital Compass program to students.

Student Instructions

Students have the opportunity to play Digital Compass where the children make decisions and can take differing paths to potential scenarios they could potentially encounter online.

3 Ellaborate

Activity: Other — Commonsense.org. Students take the Cyber-bullying Pledge created by Craig R, school counselor at Dorseyville Middle School. Per Craig R’s instructions, teacher may modify pledge as needed.

Teacher and students will all sign the Cyber-bullying pledge.  Students will keep the Pledge in their English, Language Arts binder alongside their Anti-bullying Pledge, which teacher had them sign at the beginning of the school year.  In promoting a strong home/school partnership, parents will sign the pledge as well.

4 Explain

Activity: Conversing

Putting what they have learned from Digital Compass into action. Teacher will pass out cyber scenarios typed out on paper and in groups at their tables students will discuss healthy, safe solutions. Teacher will monitor table discussions and adjust accordingly.

Student Instructions

One student from each table draws a cyber scenario. At each table,  students collaborate and discuss a safe solution to the issue or situation. Students choose one “spokesperson” from their table to share the group findings with the entire class.

5 Evaluate

Teacher will assess student understanding through the projects presented.

Student Instructions

Students will create their own “Public Service announcement” on what they learned. Students may focus on one important aspect of cyber safety they learned or they may discuss multiple areas of cyber-safety. Students may work independently or in groups.  They may create a skit, speech, or Powerpoint.  Students will present their projects to the class.  When other students are presenting, classmates will be active, engaged listeners, courteous audience members.