AGE 12–13Icon UkUk Lesson Plan

Upstanders and Allies: Taking Action Against Cyberbullying (UK)

How can you respond when cyberbullying occurs?

When cyberbullying happens, everyone involved brings their own perspective to the situation. Help learners learn about the importance of empathy, how to consider others' feelings and how to be an upstander when cyberbullying occurs.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Consider the different perspectives of those involved in a cyberbullying incident.
  • Identify ways to be an upstander or ally to someone being bullied.
  • Problem-solve potential challenges of responding to cyberbullying.
Key Vocabulary: ally  ·  cyberbullying  ·  empathy  ·  upstander
ally:
someone who responds to a bullying situation by supporting the person being bullied
cyberbullying:
using digital devices, sites and apps to intimidate, harm and upset someone
empathy:
to imagine the feelings that someone else is experiencing
upstander:
someone who responds to a bullying situation by confronting the bully directly or by telling a trusted adult
Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Mia Handout
  • Cai and James Handout Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips