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How can schools better educate students about cyberbullying and the impacts?


“Cyberbullies can hide behind a mask of anonymity online and do not need direct physical access to their victims to do unimaginable harm.”
 – Anna Maria Chavez


The problem: With the COVID-19 situation, kids are online more due to schools closing and going to online learining. It is very important to know about the dangers of the internet while online. Kids are also getting social media at much younger ages than before, so the importance of social media and education about cyberbullying prevention has never been more important. But, how should kids be educated about social media? Teachers and parents most likely didn’t have much exposure to social media when growing up. So, they most likely wouldn’t be able to relate to students when teaching the importance of online safety. 

The Solution: I created 5 lesson plans about online safety and cyberbullying prevention. By talking to teachers, school administrators, counselors, and parents, I came up with 5 lessons that are engaging and educational about cybersafety. Having experienced cyberbullying myself and grown up when social media was brand new, I added my own input in these lessons. These lessons were created by a student for students, with the hope that students could really learn something and take action about the topic. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions.

Here is me after teaching the lessons at my school.

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This is after I taught a brownie troop about online safety.

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