Cyber Bullying is a rising problem among teenagers and young people in this age of social media, so this resource of posters, task cards and printable activities will offer your students the opportunity to consider the dangers and effects of cyber bullying by encouraging them to discuss and reflect on realistic scenarios.
• Cyber Safety posters
• 11 modern day scenarios to analyze – now includes Instagram
• Real life example of a cyber bully victim
• Discussion point cards
This unit includes two high quality Cyber Safety posters on what to do if you witness cyber bullying and what to do if you are a victim. These can be printed and laminated to put up on walls or used as a teaching resource.
Also included are 11 different modern day scenarios of victims of cyber bullying using a wide variety of social media including texts, emails, selfie photos, videos, Facebook, YouTube, Instant Messenger, chat rooms, online forums, Twitter and Instagram. These scenarios encourage students to consider the risks of using these platforms and reflect on the scenario. They are also encouraged to think about what they would do if it were them, or how they could help the victim.
Students are encouraged to empathize with the cyber bully victims using their creativity whilst demonstrating their understanding in how to resolve the issues.
There is a real life example of a cyber bully victim for students to study and evaluate too. This activity comes with a QR code which links to a video for them to answer questions on. This task could be completed as a homework activity.
You will also find interesting discussion point cards (that come in both colour and black and white) which can be printed out and handed to pairs or groups to discuss. Alternatively, they could be used in a big class discussion which makes for a very interesting debate.
I have used this resource on different groups of students between the ages of 11-16 and it has proven effective for all ages. It’s interesting that each age group has brought out its own conversations from this resource.
I find it shocking how many young people (especially those below the required age of 13 to even have a social media account) are suffering from cyber bullying online and don’t yet have the skills to handle it. This resource has made a significant difference to my students and I can only hope they go on to spread the word to others!
Please note: although this is a very versatile resource, due to the nature of the topic some of the stories and discussions, you may find some scenarios might not be appropriate for very young children, but do work excellently with middle or high school students.
So look forward to debating and discussing the importance and serious effects of cyber bullying with your students using this modern and unique resource!
Great for Social Skills, Life skills and PSHCE (Physical, Social, Health, Citizenship Education) lessons.