- Create a mind map of cyberbullying in general.
- Ask your students to think about the feelings associated with it, what it means, what it makes the students think of.
- Get the students to work in small groups and then come together as a class to create the whole mind map.
Show students the video Let’s fight it together and get them to comment on what triggers the cyberbullying. Explain that triggers means to initiate a course of events (in this case the cyberbullying). Talk about how quickly online bullying can escalate because the bully can be anonymous and can enter into someone’s life very easily.
Worksheet activity (cards to be cut out)
Split the class into groups. Print out the Why do people cyberbully cards and cut them out. Give each group a card and get the groups to talk about the heading on the card and report back to the rest of the class.
Wrap up and conclusions
Ask how we can be more aware of cyberbullying. Get the students to come up with a definition of cyberbullying themselves. For example, ‘Cyberbullying is the use of information technology to emotionally hurt someone’.