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CyberBullied? - What to do next?

Lesson Plan
Unit/Topic:
Year Level:
Lesson Duration:

Bullied on the Internet? What to do next?


Year 8 - 9
Stand-alone lesson for 50 minutes

Domain(s) & Dimension(s) covered: Interdisciplinary Learning, ICT for


communicating. This lesson plan module supports a number of learning areas in
the Australian Curriculum, including Health and Physical Education and
Technologies.
Progression Points covered: Progression Point 8.0 - 9.5
Learning Intention:
At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
Analyse a threat to themselves on the internet. They will be given the tools and
strategies for identifying if they have been bullied on the internet. This lesson will
provide practical strategies to assist young people to deal with cyberbullying
behaviour and where to seek support. Identify ways to manage and prevent
cyberbullying behaviour.
Create a plan to act with resilience and self-awareness when online
Students need to have the tools and strategies to monitor learning patterns and
problem solving strategies. This provides a sound foundation for transforming
personal learning.

ENGAGE:
Watch the You Tube video titled "Let's fight it together" from Anti-Bullying week
Cyber Bullying Video.

EXPLORE:
The possibilities after the video. What do you think will happen next? What do
you think should happen next? Brainstorming ideas on what happened in the
video? Opinions of student groups. How do you think the video will end? How do
you think it should end if it happened at your school?

EXPLAIN:
Identify ways to manage and prevent cyberbullying behaviour.

What is Cyber Bullying? Is it the same as Bullying? Is it a crime? Why or why not?
"I Think I have been CyberBullied.... What do I do now??" Create a plan or
strategies in place for victims of bullying on the internet. Also look at Brodies
Law and what it states.

Elaborated Lesson Structure:

Durati
on

10
min

5 min

Teaching
Strategies/Approaches

will
understand
that
Students will be asked to watch the Students
video titled "Let's fight it together" cyberbullying can be as a form of a
until
4:51
min
on hurtful message text, abusive emails,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=S03Br1dwJR8

Classroom discussions on the


various class scenarios where
cyber bullying has gone beyond
the accepted level of resilience of
students.
If we have been a victim of
cyberbullying
or
witnessed
cyberbullying what do we need to
do next?

15min

excluding
individuals
from
online
conversations,
imitating
someone
online, posting inappropriate images and
trolling are some of the ways people can
cyber bully each other.
Cyberbullying varies from defaming and
hurtful comments and pictures posted
intended to embarrass another person. It
is also described as internet aggression
through computers, smart phones and
other electronic devices.

Students
will
understand
that
Cyberbullying is a crime and serious
penalties have to be paid. There is a
procedure in place for prosecution.
Students need to be aware of the
procedure on reporting cyberbullying.

Procedure road map looks like:


1. Talk to someone you trust.
2. Report the cyberbullying material
Think-Pair-Share strategy where....
Students will be asked to explore to the website it is posted on.
the e-safety website on procedures 3. If they do not have one, then call
that take place as part of reporting. the .....
4. Take evidence of the CyberBullying
https://www.esafety.gov.au/complai material like screen shots, note the
date, time, name of the cyberbully,
nts-and-reporting/cyberbullyingetc.
complaints/i-want-to-reportcyberbullying
https://esafety.gov.au/esafetyinformation/get-help

5 min

Major Content

Student teams are encouraged to


explore the website, watch the video
titled "Lodging a cyber bullying
Diagnostic assessment on:
Lodging
a
complaint.....
(Ask complaint" and make notes on the
key issues that will be addressed
students randomly on key issues)
later.
Who can make a complaint?
What can I complaint about?
What should I do before making

a
complaint
about
cyber
bullying material?
What is the "Cybersafety Help
Button"?

15
min

Create a Comic strip using the


website
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/
Comix/

Students will be working in pairs


(Think-Pair-Share) to create a comic
The created comic strips will be strip story on a cyberbullying
then printed and displayed as a incident and action taken thereof.
Wall Art or for the next edition in
the school magazine.
Students need to structure:
A plot to the story on cyberbullying
and reporting an incident online.
Handouts for students on the The characters involved are the
rubrics to be followed as the Cyber bully, the bystander, the
assessment criteria.
victim and the reporter.
Students will then be asked to send This will form the assessment for the
their comic strip stories via email workshop.
to Sumera.naaz@gmail.com.
The assessments will be marked
and a Certificate of Participation
will be sent along with the lesson
plan to the participants.
Lesson Pre-requisites

Students need to have a sound understanding of cyber safety while using the
internet. The pre-requisites for this lesson is that students need to gain an
understanding of Internet protocols and strategies for exchanging information,
which enables them to share and challenge their own and other peoples ideas
and solutions with a global audience. ICT supports knowledge-building among
teams and enables team members to collaborate, enquire, interact and integrate
prior knowledge with new understanding. Protocols for receiving, transferring and
Evaluate

The students will be assessed on their understanding of what comprises


under
umbrella completion
of Cyberbullying.
will also
thatathere
For
thethe
successful
of thisThey
lesson,
the understand
teacher needs
few
are
support
groups
to
help
victims
out
and
give
them
options
on
what
to
resources that include:
do
while
their
report
is
being
processed
by
the
authorities.
A Projector
Laptops with access to the internet to access websites
Resources
Handout Cyber Bullying Worksheet
Handout Cyber Bullying Flow chart on the reporting procedure
Handout Cyber Smart Incursion permission forms
https://www.esafety.gov.au/complaints-and-reporting/cyberbullyingcomplaints/i-want-to-report-cyberbullying
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/

Flow Chart of the Reporting Procedure

WORKSHEET: CYBERBULLYING MULTIPLE CHOICE


Name: ____________________________________________________

Cyberbullying is:
a. Using online technology to deliberately and repeatedly bully someone.
b. Using online technology to make someone feel insecure and miserable.
c.

Using online technology to make someone feel isolated and friendless.

d. All of the above.

1. The types of people who are cyberbullied are:


Trouble makers.
a. Popular and outgoing.
b. Shy and sensitive.
c.

Anyone can be cyberbullied.

2. Cyberbullying is considered to be:


a

Not that serious everyone gets bullied at school.

d. Very serious it makes people feel unsafe at home as well as at school.


e. Fairly serious but only because there is always evidence.
f.

Who wants to be serious? I only go online for fun.

3. If I am being bullied on a social networking site I can:


a

Ask my friends to help me retaliate.

g. Try to forget its happening.


h. Use that sites report function.
i.

Never go online again.

4. A cyber bully is usually:


a. Big, mean, and obviously a bully.
b. Sneaky, anonymous, and will never be found out.
c.

A particular kind of extremely bad person.

d. Anyone, including my friends or I, if we arent careful about how we treat others online.

5. Ways to prevent cyberbullying include:


a. Not replying to hurtful messages or posts.
b. Using the block, report and privacy settings on the sites where cyberbullying behaviour is
occurring.

c.

Collecting evidence of cyberbullying behaviour, such as nasty texts and reporting it to a


trusted adult, like a parent or teacher.

d. All of the above.

6. Talking to a trusted adult about cyberbullying is:


a. A good idea. Theres no reason to suffer alone.
b. Not worth it because it will make the person who is doing the bullying angrier.
c.

Never a good idea, it can only make things worse.

d. A waste of time because they dont understand.

7. In a cyberbullying situation, a positive bystander is a person who:


a. Does not ignore what they see happening to someone else.
b. Asks the person who is the target of the bullying behaviour if they are OK.
c.

Reports the behaviour to someone who can help, like a trusted adult.

d. All of the above.