Secret's Out: Becoming an Upstander

LESSON 12.06.01
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Lesson Overview
This lesson empowers students with the skills to navigate the digital world responsibly and respectfully by teaching them about cyberbullying, recognizing and responding to exclusion, and developing empathy and critical thinking skills to be upstanders
  • Suitable for age 12
  • 60 minutes + project work
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What's in this lesson?

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:
  • Understand the dynamics of cyberbullying among peers and how to navigate them.
  • Identify excluding behaviours as a form of cyberbullying, and recognise how it impacts others.
  • Learn how to take proactive steps to support and empower others as an upstander and how to encourage others to do the same.

Key Concepts

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Lesson Structure

Introduction (5 min)
 Define the Keywords (15 min)
 Investigate the Scenario (30 min)
 Project Work (duration as needed)
 Key Takeaways (10 min)

Included in this Lesson

  • Presentation slides available in Powerpoint (.pptx) or in the Online Player 
  • Lesson plan for teachers
  • Printable handouts for students
  • Assessment rubric for project based learning
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