Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Cyberbullying, and supports the standard of identifying and describing unsafe actions online. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.


Display this image from the movie (time code: 0:53): 


  • How do you think this text makes Moby feel?
  • Do you think this is cyberbullying? Why or why not? 


  • Read aloud the description on the Cyberbullying topic page.
  • Play the Movie, pausing to check for understanding.
  • Assign Related Reading. Have students read one of the following articles: “Graphs, Stats, and Numbers” or “Laws and Customs”. Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS 

Assign the Cyberbullying Challenge and Quiz, prompting students to apply essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND  

Students express what they learned about cyberbullying while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

  • Make-a-Movie: Produce a PSA about the issue of cyberbullying that answers this question: What are different strategies to deal with cyberbullies safely?
  • Make-a-Map: Make a concept map identifying different strategies to solve the problem of cyberbullying.
  • Creative Coding: Code a conversation where a character explains how to respond to a cyberbullying situation. 
  • Primary Source Activity: Read the article and cite details to answer the questions.

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