Lesson Plan

Cyberbullying and Online Cruelty: Challenging Social Norms

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"Everybody does it!" is often the clarion call to justify cyberbullying. Here's a lesson plan that encourages high schoolers to challenge these behaviors. Participants examine images, watch videos, and engage in discussions designed to create empathy for those who experience cyberbullying. Groups then create a poster identifying strategies for changing the attitudes that permit bullying.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the lesson during October's National Bullying Prevention month or at the beginning of the school year to set expectations for creating a supportive school community
  • Display the posters around the school
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires projection equipment for the video and the Challenging Social Norms images, and copies of two handouts
  • Third of three lessons in the Cyberbullying unit
Pros
  • The exercises are designed to create empathy for those who have experienced bullying
Cons
  • None