Digital Literacy


Cyberbullying: Students learn what to do if they are involved in a cyberbullying situation. They explore the roles people play and how individual actions, both negative and positive, can impact their friends and broader communities. Students are encouraged to take the active role of upstander and build positive, supportive online communities.
Relationships and Communication: Students reflect on how they can use intrapersonal and interpersonal skills to build and strengthen positive online communication and communities. They delve into the concepts of digital citizenship and digital ethics, and they reflect on their online interactions.
Lessons by Grade Level
Grade Topic Lesson Overview
What is a Cyberbully?
Overview: The purpose of the lesson is to raise students' awarness of what bullying is, what it looks like, and how it effects students.
  • Lesson Plan Instructions (PDF)
  • Bully Poster (PDF)
  • Activity sheet
1 Relationships & Communication
Show Respect Online
Students explore the similarities and differences between in-person
and online communications, and then learn how to write clear and
respectful emails.
2 Cyberbullying
Screen Out the Mean
Students learn that children sometimes can act like bullies when they
are online. They explore what cyberbullying means and what they can
do when they encounter it.
3 Relationships & Communication
Digital Citizenship Pledge
Students will establish group norms to create a positive online
community that promotes responsible and respectful digital behavior
within their classroom.
4 Cyberbullying
Power of Words
Students consider that while they are enjoying their favorite websites
they may encounter messages from other kids that can make them feel
angry, hurt, sad, or fearful. They explore ways to handle cyberbullying
and how to respond in the face of upsetting language online.  
5 Cyberbullying
What's Cyberbullying?
Overview: Students explore how it feels to be cyberbullied, how cyberbullying is similar to or different than in-person bullying, and learn strategies for handling cyberbullying when it arises.

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