Lesson Title: How Would You Feel? 

Grade Level: 3-5 

Length of Lesson: 45 minutes 

Overview: Students learn about the effects of cyberbullying. They create scripts and write short skits about a cyberbullying situation, and they explore how people who have been cyberbullied feel and what they can do about cyberbullying. 

Objectives: 

  • Students learn about empathy and why it is important for living in society, and what can happen if someone doesn't develop empathy. 
  • Students learn that when anonymous or using an avatar, it is still them, and they are held responsible for their acts, and the consequences of what they have done. 
  • Students learn why it is important to act when they know someone else is being cyberbullied and what they have a responsibility to do. 

Standards Alignment: 

English Language Arts 

  • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. 
  • With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.  
  • With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others. 

ISTE 

  • Empowered Learner: Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. 
  • Digital Citizen: Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical. 
  • Innovative Designer: Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions. 

E-Rate Required Objectives 

  • Interaction with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms 
  • Cyberbullying awareness and response