AGE 10–11Icon UkUk Lesson Plan

Is It Cyberbullying? (UK)

What is cyberbullying and what can you do to stop it?

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

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Learning Objectives:
  • Recognise similarities and differences between in-person bullying, cyberbullying and being mean.
  • Empathise with the targets of cyberbullying.
  • Identify strategies for dealing with cyberbullying and ways they can be an upstander for those being bullied.
Key Vocabulary: bully  ·  bystander  ·  cyberbullying  ·  empathy  ·  target  ·  upstander
bully:
the person who is doing the bullying
bystander:
a person who observes a conflict or unacceptable behaviour, but does not take part in it
cyberbullying:
using digital devices, sites and apps to intimidate, harm and upset someone
empathy:
to imagine the feelings that someone else is experiencing
target:
the person who is on the receiving end of the bullying
upstander:
a person who supports and stands up for someone else
Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips