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The Power of Words (UK)

What should you do when someone uses mean or hurtful language on the internet?

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.

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Learning Objectives:
  • 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
to imagine the feelings that someone else is experiencing
to understand something based on our point of view
Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

A long string or rope ·  Paper  

Classroom resources

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips