AGE 8–9 UK LESSON PLAN
The Power of Words (UK)
What should you do when someone uses mean or hurtful language on the internet?
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As children grow, they'll naturally start to communicate more online. But some of what they see could make them feel hurt, sad, angry or even fearful.
Help your learners build empathy for others and learn strategies to use when confronted with cyberbullying.
Understand that it's important to think about the words we use, because everyone interprets things differently.
Identify ways to respond to mean words online, using S-T-O-P.
Decide what kinds of statements are OK to say online and which are not.
Key Vocabulary: empathy · interpret Show definitions
to imagine the feelings that someone else is experiencing
to understand something based on our point of view
Key Standards Supported
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Warm-Up: Same Word, Different Meaning10 mins.
Watch: The Power of Words15 mins.
Investigate: What's the Problem?10 mins.
Wrap-Up: Crossing the Line10 mins.
What You'll Need
A long string or rope · Paper
Video: The Power of Words
Words Can HurtHandout Teacher Version