How to handle cyberbullying: Make a video for Safer Internet Day
Get your students to make a video about how to stop cyberbullying.
Author: Kate Fryer
- to talk about the tools people use to cyberbully
- to understand the concept of ‘anti-bullying week’
- to create a class video about cyberbullying
What to do – Storyboard worksheet, Stop Cyberbullying video
anti-bullying week, stay with friends, stand up for yourself
Write the following question on the board: What are some of the social media tools used in cyberbullying? Discuss as a class and note the tools suggested on the board.
- Show your students the video made by Miss Rosborough’s class Stop Cyberbullying and ask them to watch out for any of the tools noted on the board.
- Ask the following questions about the video:
When was anti-bullying week?
If you are getting cyberbullied, what must you always remember?
Who could you talk to?
What can you do?
What do we mean by anti-bullying week? What makes this type of project a good idea?
What do we mean by ‘stay with friends’ and ‘stand up for yourself’?
Worksheet Make a video
- Split the class into groups and get each group to write the title ‘How to handle a cyberbully’ on a piece of paper. Get the groups to discuss the topic, make notes on the paper and report back to the rest of the class.
- Explain to the class that they are going to make a video similar to Miss Rosborough’s class. Get the groups to decide on the captions for their videos. Limit the duration of the video to, for example, 1-2 minutes so that the students write their sentences concisely.
- Give out a copy of the What to do – Storyboard worksheet. Have different groups write their captions/sentences on the squares.
- Get the students to cut out the storyboard so that they can organise the order of the events by rearranging the captions if necessary.
- Students then create a written document that outlines what the short film is about and the order of events / who does what / what is needed.
- Film each groups’ video.
- Watch the films together and decide how they should be used eg can you upload them to a school website to celebrate Safer Internet Day?