Lesson Plan

Internet Safety-Bullying

resources to identify effective coping strategies for dealing with bullying. Students will also practice utilizing anti-bullying strategies in real-life situations.
Enlly P.
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KAPPA III
Bronx, NY
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Health & Wellness
Objectives

Students will be able to...

1. Demonstrate personal safety skills

2. Demonstrate ethical decision-making and social responsibility 

3. Demonstrate advocacy skills and ability to assert self, when necessary

4. Introduce topics concerning internet safety for middle schoolers

5. Understand what self-disclosure online

6. Understand the limited control of things posted online and how to keep information safe

Subjects
Health & Wellness
Grades 6 - 8
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Tell students that today they will learn about digital media and the importance of being a responsible digital citizen.  Student will learn about bullying.  The teacher will need to enable the game to be viewed on the LCD projector.  

Student Instructions

Students will take a survey on questions related to internet safety using the platform of Kahoot.  

2 Direct Instruction

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Teacher will provide a google slide to students.

Information below will be listed in the slide

Raise your hand if you have social media?

what does your social media say about you? 

Teacher ask: before you post something online?

  • Do you think about what you post before you post something online?
  • Do you want family members/future employers/college admissions departments to see it?

“What is bullying?”

Guide students to identify the 3 defining characteristics of bullying:

• Repeated-A bully bothers the same victim over and over again.

• Intentional- A bully hurts someone on purpose, not accidentally.

• Power Imbalance- The bully has more power (through characteristics such as size, popularity, age, etc) than his/her victim.

Share with students the following terms:

bully: to threaten or try to scare someone with words or action

bystander: a person who witnesses an act or an event without participating.

ally: a person who is on your side or helps you in a situation

Discuss the following:

Children who bully need to learn to stop bullying, engage in more cooperative behaviors, and develop empathy and social problem-solving skills.

Children who are targets of bullying need to learn how to respond to bullying with assertiveness, rather than by submitting or counter-attacking.

Bystanders need to learn that they have the power to stop bullying and how to use problem-solving strategies to help prevent and stop bullying.

 

Student Instructions

Brainstorm with a partner what can you do to reduce bullying in school.

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Presenting

Kevin sends his friend José a short video he made at home, a reenactment of a famous fantasy movie scene. José, laughing at how Kevin looks, shows it to some other boys at school. The boys laugh at Kevin too, and then decide to post it on a video-sharing website. Millions of people then view Kevin’s video. Nasty comments are posted. Every day, Kevin goes online to check the site and sees more comments like “idiot” and “fat nerd.” Every day, he goes to school and hears similar cruel comments from his classmates.

Student Instructions

Students will discuss with a partner.

Is this behavior bullying?

Why? 

Who is a bystander?

Who is a victim?

What can Jose do differently?

4 Wrap-Up

Teacher will show Life Vest Inside - Kindness Boomerang - "One Day" video on youtube

Student Instructions

Students will discuss the power of kindness.  Students will implement one way they can show kindness in school.