Lesson 4: Cyberbullying

The children learn to use positive language within an email and how to recognise when digital behaviour is unkind

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand that cyberbullying involves being unkind online

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create […] content that accomplishes given goals
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Consider pairing pupils of mixed ability to support pupils of lower ability.


Pupils working at greater depth: Encourage to think carefully about what we mean by cyberbullying and how to avoid doing it themselves.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Cat Lamin,  
Computing specialist
Cat was a committed primary school teacher for twelve years. After starting her independent consultancy ‘Crossover Solutions’ she has travelled to Argentina, Brazil and America to share her wealth of knowledge of computer science with other teachers. Her enjoyment for…
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