PSHE KS2: Cyber bullying

Joe gets a stream of unpleasant texts about his brother from Amar and Shanice who claim Joe's older brother is a drug dealer.

Joe and Eli have to decide what to do about these bullying texts.

They confront Shanice and Amar but it doesn't work.

Joe has to decide whether or not to tell a teacher about the problem.

This clip is from the series L8R Youngers 1.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to explore cyber bullying.

Students could discuss the ways in which this is different to bullying in the playground, and brainstorm examples of this type of bullying behaviour.

Students could also be asked to consider whether they believe this type of bullying is more or less serious and give reasons why.

They should note that while cyber bullying cannot physically hurt someone, it is a serious form of emotional abuse.

Different strategies are required to tackle this type of bullying, and students could work in small groups to develop an action plan for what they could do if they encounter this.

This could also be an opportunity to explore issues around confidentiality, privacy and online safety.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching PSHE and Modern Studies at KS2 in England and Northern Ireland, PSE at KS2 in Wales and First Level and Second Level in Scotland.

More from the series L8R Youngers 1

PSHE KS2: Dealing with problems at home
PSHE KS2: Bullying and racism
PSHE KS2: A brother's involvement with drugs
PSHE KS2: A first date at the cinema
PSHE KS2: Dealing with jealousy in relationships