Lesson 5 – Cyberbullying

Learning Objectives

  • To know what cyberbullying is
  • To understand what forms it takes and the effects it has on people
  • To know what to do if you or someone you know is being cyberbullied

Learning Outcomes

All must watch the main video and the interviews with the characters.  With help form opinions and answered most of the worksheet questions appropriately. (Level 3)

Most should watch the main video and the interviews with the characters.  Form well thought out opinions and answered the worksheet appropriately. (Level 4)

Some could watch the main video and the interviews with the characters.  Form well thought out opinions and answered the worksheet appropriately and contributed fully to class discussion. (Level 5)

Keywords

Words to learn: cyberbullying, online, reporting

Starter

Watch this video on cyberbullying:

Main

Discuss the following:

  • Any questions or comments?
  • Why did the police get involved?
  • Joe deleted one of the text messages he received. Was this the right thing to do?
  • How many people bully Joe? Why?
  • What can we do to stop this behaviour from happening?
  • What could Joe have done differently to stop receiving instant messages?
  • What did Joe do to stop receiving unwanted messages on his instant messenger?
  • Who helped or could have helped Joe?
  • What sort of information do people need to think very carefully about before putting it online, sending it to others, or letting others know?
  • Why did Joe trust Kim to take his picture?
  • Does this only happen to boys?
  • What have you learnt from this film?
  • If the people involved had taken your internet safety advice (from the previous lesson), would this have happened? Discuss.

Open up this worksheet – your teacher will play videos from each of the characters shown in the video.  Answer the questions after each character has given their viewpoint:

  • Kim (the bully)

  • Teacher
  • Mum

  • Rob (bystander)

  • Joe (the target)

Plenary

As a class discuss what you could do to support someone who is being cyberbullied and how to avoid it happening to you.