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Lesson plan: Impact! How to Make a Difference When You Witness Bullying Online (Grades: 7 to 9)
In this lesson students discuss reasons why they might be reluctant to intervene when they witness cyberbullying and identify ways that they can help without making things worse. They then use the interactive tool Impact! How to Make a Difference When You Witness Bullying Online to help them decide how to navigate scenarios relating to being a witness to bullying, and share their experiences to help them understand how important it is to think carefully before you act. Finally, students learn about "decision trees" and other infographics and create an original infographic to communicate what they've learned about how to intervene when they witness cyberbullying.
We have created a series of posters for your classroom to reinforce how students can make effective decisions when responding to cyberbullying.
- Poster 1: I want to say something, but I don’t know if anyone will listen to me.
- Poster 2: When people get involved in someone else’s drama, sometimes it can just keep an argument going.
- Poster 3: Sometimes when people tease each other they’re just joking around. I don’t want to over-react.
- Poster 4: I’m afraid that if I speak out, I’ll be next.
- Poster 5: I don’t know if it’s really serious. It’s just the Internet.