AGE 9–10Icon UkUk Lesson Plan

Be a Super Digital Citizen (UK)

How can we be upstanders when we see cyberbullying?

Online tools are empowering for children and young people, and they also come with big responsibilities. But do children and young people always know what to do when they encounter cyberbullying? Show your learners 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.
  • Recognise 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

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Coloured pencils or markers  

Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Digital Citizen Super Hero Handout Handout
  • What Would a Super Digital Citizen Do? Handout Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips