Cyberbullying and Digital Drama: Presentation Project

13 Learners | 13 Completed Lessons | 13 Hours of Learning Time

Learning Activity

You probably have heard of terrible stories about cyberbullying on the news or maybe even in your school community. “Cyberbullying is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones.” (StopCyberbullying.org)

One reason cyberbullying can be so devastating is that it differs from face-to-face bullying. When teaching kids about cyberbullying, it’s important to focus on how cyberbullying is broader than the target and the bully — there are also bystanders and upstanders. Here are the role definitions (Taking Perspectives on Cyberbullying):

  • Target: A person who is the object of intentional action.
  • Offender: A person who intentionally commits acts to hurt or damage someone.
  • Bystander: A person who passively stands by and observes without getting involved.
  • Upstander: A person who supports and stands up for someone else.

Kids should be encouraged to move from being bystanders watching bullying happen, to being upstanders to stop the bullying and/or support the target. 

For this activity, you will use a tool from the Resources section or another online presentation tool of your choice to create a short, five-minute video presentation on cyberbullying and digital citizenship that you could present at a staff meeting or parent event, or share with colleagues online. 

The presentation must be recorded and a link to the video submitted for evidence.


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