Action Steps

1. Assess the problem locally with students
2. Provide staff training
  • Designate a "bullying expert" who passes along information to staff
3. Share resources with parents
4. Define bullying and cyberbullying for all stakeholders
  • Teach students that all forms of bullying are unacceptable
  • Discuss the reasons students are often bullied, including race, religion and sexual orientation
5. Spend class time on the topic
6. Model digital citizenship in the curriculum
7. Share upstander stories 
8. Plan school-wide action


BrainPop: Digital Etiquette
FREE animated video lesson (grades 4-8)

Common Sense Media Education
Lessons, videos, and resources (grades K-12)
Scope and Sequence

Common Sense Media’s Cyberbullying Toolkit 
2 Lesson plans for each grade, parent materials perfect for back-to-school night, and additional online resources (grades K-12) 

Register your class to compete in the FBI-SOS Internet Challenge each month (grades 3-8)

Heads Up: Stop. Think. Click.
Guide on sharing info & cyberbullying, accompanies Net Cetera (grades 6-12)

NetSmartz Workshop (Spanish/English)
Provides video lessons (grades 4-12), NetSmartz Presentations (Spanish/English), PowerPoints and scripts for 30 minute presentations to teens, tweens & parents

Southern Poverty Law Center, Bullied
A FREE documentary film and companion lesson plans about a student’s ordeal with anti-gay bullies (grades 7-12)

Stop Bullying.gov
Provides information on how educaors and the rest of your community can prevent or stop bullying

An interactive curriculum for secondary students (ages 13-17)