Easy Character Education Lesson Plan on Cyberbullying for Grades 1st to 3rd.
Cyberbullying can have a devastating impact on younger children, it isn't something that should be ignored! This entertaining lesson plan and worksheets allow kids to learn about cyber bullying in a safe and easy way. You don't need to be an expert to teach your kids, we have done the hard work for you.
Downloadable Character Education lesson plan and worksheets on Cyberbullying for Grades 1-2-3
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Sample this lesson plan on Cyberbullying.
- The student will be able to define cyberbullying.
- The student will be able to explain the ways cyberbullies harass others.
- The student will be able to list and discuss ways to report cyberbullying.
Resources and Materials Needed
Picture cards for Bullying or Cyberbullying? Chalkboard/chalk or whiteboard/markers or chart paper/markers Scripts for Think-Pair-Share.
Students will be able to identify places that cyberbullying occurs. Students will be able to recognize cyberbullying. Students will be able to name ways to report cyberbullying.
Prior Knowledge (5 minutes)
Ask students what they know about bullying and allow them to share their ideas and knowledge.
- Tell the students that there is another type of bullying that they need to know about called cyberbullying.
- Define cyberbullying: cyberbullying is a kind of bullying that takes place electronically.
- Discuss and clarify any misconceptions have based on the discussion when establishing prior knowledge.
Explain that we usually think that bullying happens in person. We usually know who the bully is. Help students understand that because cyberbullying takes place electronically it can be hard to know who the exact bully is.
It can also happen any time of day or night since we have access to all forms of electronic devices.
Cyberbullying is just as bad and harmful as any other kind of bullying. Cyberbullying can happen to anyone.
- Using the board/chart paper, make two columns: one labeled Where? and one labeled What? or How?
- Help students think of examples of where cyberbullying could take place. List these responses under Where?
- Through the Internet
- On a website
- In chatrooms
- In an email
- Through a cell phone, like when someone sends a text message.
Activity 1: Bullying or Cyberbullying?
Teacher will read the scripts below while holding up correlating cards (cards have pictures on them depicting the scene described). Students will need to identify whether the example is one of bullying or cyberbullying.
Preview The Scenarios
Have students brainstorm with you and volunteer answers to the following question: what are some ways that people bully others electronically? Write their responses under the What or How? column.
- Sending mean text messages
- Posting an embarrassing video
- Spreading rumors online
- Putting up an embarrassing photograph of somebody
- Teasing someone in an email
- Making a fake profile in someone else’s name
Inform students that cyberbullying is dangerous and needs to be reported to a trusted adult just the same way any other kind of bullying needs to be reported. Tell them that if they or someone they know is being cyberbullied that they need to tell somebody. Remind them that it is important to protect themselves and stand up to bullies, even if they are afraid of the cyberbully and what might happen.
Preview One of the Worksheets