Submitted by: Bobby Lewis
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.
- Define bulling (and/or cyberbullying) and explain its effects
- Create a flyer demonstrating how to prevent and respond appropriately to bullying and/or cyberbullying
- Internet access for BrainPOP
- Supplies for making posters or digital posters
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.
- Show the Cyberbullying movie (or other BrainPOP/BrainPOP Jr. movie topic above.)
- Facilitate a class discussion around bullying. Use the related features and activities from BrainPOP to guide the conversation and help students understand the topic.
- 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.
- Display the posters around the school to encourage other students to think about this important issue.