A recent study by the Diana Award Charity claimed that more than a quarter of children being cyber bullied don’t report it. This worrying stat, combined with the rise in popularity of social networks and smartphones, means it’s essential for teachers to educate their students about how to use new technology safely.
Videos are a good starting point to help you introduce the topic and capture their interest.
First, is a video from Teachers TV that features an interview with a young girl who’s been the victim of cyberbullying. A useful lesson starter, you could use this as a stimulus for a debate on e-safety or bullying in general.
If your looking for a more comprehensive set of teaching materials, then use Digizen. They’ve created an award winning short film about a teenager being bullied via mobile and the web.Told from the perspective of several people involved, the interviews and opinions can help students understand the effect bullying has on different groups. A teacher’s guide, lesson plan and follow up activities are also included with the video, meaning the video can form the basis of an entire e-safety lesson.