No Bully Zone Lesson Plan: Responding to and Preventing Bullying

Submitted by: Bobby Lewis

Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, K-3

In this Preventing Bullying lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-8, students use BrainPOP Jr. and/or BrainPOP resources to define bullying (and/or cyberbullying) and explain its effects. Students then create a flyer demonstrating how to prevent and respond appropriately to bullying and/or cyberbullying.

Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

Students will:

  1. Define bulling (and/or cyberbullying) and explain its effects
  2. Create a flyer demonstrating how to prevent and respond appropriately to bullying and/or cyberbullying

Materials:

  • Internet access for BrainPOP
  • Supplies for making posters or digital posters

Vocabulary:

cyberbullying, bullying; cyberbully; bully; rumor; depression; self-esteem; harassment

Preparation:

This lesson can be used to introduce a unit or mini unit on internet safety. You may wish to show older students Internet articles about Megan Meier or other real life stories of bullying and/or cyberbullying.

Lesson Procedure:

  1. Show the Cyberbullying movie (or other BrainPOP/BrainPOP Jr. movie topic above.)
  2. Facilitate a class discussion around bullying. Use the related features and activities from BrainPOP to guide the conversation and help students understand the topic.
  3. Have students create a poster using markers or digital tools. Their posters should explain the effects of bullying and/or cyberbullying, how it can be prevented, and/or how to respond if a child or someone a child knows is being bullied.
  4. Display the posters around the school to encourage other students to think about this important issue.