TeachersFirst's Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention Resources
This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers, parents, and students manage the tough issues of bullying and cyberbullying. Whether you plan a special unit or lesson on this topic for Bullying Prevention Week or select from these resources on an as-needed basis, you will find useful ideas and strategies for students and adults to work together to erase bullying from your class and school culture. Be sure to share these resources with parents and your parent organization via your class or school web page.
Grades4 to 12
In the ClassroomThis site is an excellent resource for teaching and reinforcing online safety lessons. View on your interactive whiteboard as a class either in one session or several smaller sessions/lessons. Assign students to become experts on one safety concern and share an explanation about it with the class. Enhance learning by having students create a simple infographic sharing what they learn using Venngage reviewed here. Be sure to share with parents at an Open House or through your classroom website.
Grades3 to 8
In the ClassroomCreate a class account and allow students to explore the site and use the interactives throughout the year. Create a link to games or videos for students to access at home. Enhance learning and challenge students to create a talking avatar using a photo or other image (legally permitted to be reproduced). The avatars can be used to explain one important step in cyber safety. Use a site such as Blabberize, reviewed here. Share this site with parents as an excellent resource to use at home. Why not have a cybersafety month throughout your school -- maybe early in the school year-- and encourage all parents to join in as part of a PTA/PTO event?
Grades3 to 8
In the ClassroomUse this full site as a free mini-curriculum on cyber-safety, possibly using it in all grades at your school. For the blended learning class, enroll your class and assign students to complete the activities and exams for homework. Share the SOS on your class website for parents and students to access at home. Display the site on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) and complete activities together as a class. Share with other teachers who are teaching units on online safety. Have students create a printed simple comic or rough draft with one or two characters using Printable Comic Strip Templates, reviewed here. Extend learning by using an online comic creator with ToonyTool, reviewed here, for one or two characters, or create a comic strip using Make Beliefs Comix, reviewed here, to show what they've learned about cyber-safey.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomThis will be a great addition to your health, guidance, or Internet safety program. Before showing the site, have students take the quiz. The quiz can even be embedded on your website. Afterwards, using your interactive whiteboard (or projector), have students watch the different videos. Using the information found on the site, have students create skits to show proper or improper ways to behave online.
Grades2 to 8
A Spanish version of this entire site is available with a click from the Home page.