Cyberbullying and Civic Participation Lesson Plan

Level: Grades 7 and 8

Author: MediaSmarts

This lesson is part of USE, UNDERSTAND & ENGAGE: A Digital Media Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools.


This lesson allows students to explore the concepts of rules, values and ethics and learn how they influence our decision-making. Students are then invited to consider how they can contribute to create positive online cultures.

This lesson is part of the Cyberbullying: Encouraging ethical online behaviour lesson series.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • understand the role of rules, values and ethics in helping us do the right thing
  • suggest rules for preventing cyberbullying

Home and School Connection

Click here to download the Rules, Values and Ethics slideshow.

This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) is available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.