5th Grade Cyberbullying And Online Safety Lesson Plan Example

Topic: Cyberbullying & Online Safety

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to define cyberbullying and outline the impact of cyberbullying on mental health and well-being.
  • Students will be able to identify specific strategies for recognizing cyberbullying and responding to it appropriately.


  • Computer or tablet with internet access
  • Handouts and worksheets related to cyberbullying and online safety


  • Have students complete a quick web search for "cyberbullying" and review the results together. Ask students to share any important information they learn from the search.
  • Next, have students look at their phones and think about any recent instances of bullying or harassment they have experienced or witnessed. Ask students to share their experiences with the class.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the topic of cyberbullying and its impact on mental health and well-being.
  • Share the brief definition of cyberbullying and give examples of behaviors that fall under this category.
  • Discuss the importance of online safety and the risks of using technology without proper supervision and guidance.
  • Emphasize the importance of reporting cyberbullying and getting help from a trusted adult.

Guided Practice

  • Divide students into small groups and assign each group a specific scenario of cyberbullying.
  • Have the groups discuss the steps they would take to respond to the situation and the steps a trusted adult could take to help.
  • Bring the groups back together and have them share their responses.

Independent Practice

  • Have students work independently or in small groups to create a poster or presentation about cyberbullying and online safety.
  • Encourage students to include their own thoughts and ideas about how to respond to cyberbullying and how to stay safe online.
  • Allow students to present their posters or presentations to the class.


  • Review the key points discussed during the lesson on cyberbullying and online safety.
  • Ask students to share one thing they learned or one thing they will do to stay safe online.


  • Observe students during the group discussions and independent practice to assess their understanding of the topic.
  • Collect and review the handouts or presentations created during independent practice to assess students' ability to identify and address cyberbullying.
  • Administer a quiz or written assessment to assess students' understanding of the topic.

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