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Screen Out the Mean (K-2)

What can you do when someone is mean to you online?

Students learn that children sometimes can act like bullies when they are online. They explore what cyberbullying means and what they can do when they encounter it. Students first read a scenario about mean online behavior. They then discuss what cyberbullying is, how it can make people feel, and how to respond. Then they use their knowledge to create a simple tip sheet on cyberbullying. Students recognize that it is essential to tell a trusted adult if something online makes them feel angry, sad, or scared.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • analyze online behaviors that could be considered cyberbullying.
  • explain how to deal with a cyberbullying situation.
  • recognize the importance of engaging a trusted adult when they experience cyberbullying.

Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grade K: RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.10, RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4, W.2, W.5, W.7, W.8, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.2, SL.3, SL.4, SL.5, SL.6, L.6

Grade 1: RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.5, W.7, W.8, L.6

Grade 2: RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RI.4, RI.6, RI.10, W.2, W.7, W.8, RF.4a, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.2, SL.3, L.6

ISTE Standards:

2b, 3d, 


1a, 1b, 1d, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3d, 5a-f

Additional Lesson Materials

Family Tip Sheet
Student Activity Sheet