R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Being Safe For You And Me

Subject: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Digital Citizenship

Grade Level: 6, 7

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: In this lesson, students will explain how they can respect others online.

Know Before You Start: This lesson provides a great springboard to discuss the signs of cyberbullying.

Hook:

  • Read and discuss the sample comic.
    • What did the character do wrong?
    • Why was posting that picture disrespectful?
    • What should they have done to respect their friend?

Activity:

  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a three-to-four-panel comic in which they explain how to respect the rights and privacy of others.
    • Panel 1-2: Introduce an online situation or conflict. 
    • Panels 3-4: Illustrate your character making the right and respectful choice.

Closure: Have students share and discuss their comics with the class or with a partner.

Differentiation:

  • Create an anchor chart of other examples of cyberbullying. 
  • Provide sentence frames for the student comic.

Resources:

  • Comic to print or display: Comic.