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Keywords: cyberbullying, bullying, internet safety, social media, peer pressure
Subject(s): Information Skills, Social Skills
Grades 4 through 8
NETS-S Standard:
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
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School: Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering, Memphis, TN
Planned By: Nichelle Mack
Original Author: Nichelle Mack, Memphis
Using a set of iClickers students will respond to questionnaires about bullying before each lesson. Students may feel more comfortable giving feedback when they learn that the answers will appear anonymously.

After students respond, the teacher, librarian, and guidance counselor will move forward with the main lesson.

Part One: What is Bullying/Cyberbullying
Students will define bullying and cyberbullying
Students will identify the different types and formats of bullying

Part Two: Where Does Bullying/Cyberbullying Happen
Students will be aware of options to take when they are experiencing or witnessing bullying
Students will know the many reasons why a person would bully another person

Part Three: Feelings
Students will discover their own feelings behind bullying and learn
Students will identify confident behavior
Students will understand the importance of being friendly to others

Discussion Points will include definitions of terms such as tolerance, leadership, peer pressure, confidence, identify alternative behaviors through role-playing, solving problems using various scenarios, and working in groups to create mini-plays or presentations about bullying or cyberbullying
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Lesson can be used as a classroom unit for different grade levels. The iclickers can be used in multiple classrooms for various subjects. iClickers can be used for open house, informational workshops for students, parents, or faculty. Math students in upper level grades can use the iclickers kit to gather data for a probability and statistics unit.
Have students design their own ongoing campaign about preventing bullying and/or cyberbullying.
Links: Link to Stay Safe Online
Link to Stopcyberbulling.org
Link to Cyberbullying Research Center
Link to Wired Safety
Link to PBS Video - Cyberbullying
Materials: Mobile Labs
Other Items: 1 iClicker (32 piece kit - 2 instuctor clickers, 30 student), $1689 each, total of $1689.00