To be able to identify what online bullying looks like.
Introduce the lesson by telling the class what the episode is (She Sent Me a Poo! How mean is that?) and ask them to talk in pairs briefly about what they think the episode might be about. Watch the episode and take a few moments to discuss with the class what happened in the episode. “How did Jack and Maya feel when they were being bullied?” “Did Maya and Jack feel differently even though Jack’s bullying was in real life and Maya’s bullying happened online?” Have the children discuss these queries momentarily in pairs before sharing as a class.
Explain that we do not have all the details we need to know what happened to Maya and Jack. Using the resources that come with this lesson plan, children can work in groups to cut and reorganise Jack or Maya’s story. This will help them to understand what happened to Maya and Jack but also to give the children a context to see if they can identify the features of bullying and the difference between real world bullying and online bullying. TA/LSA and CT to circulate or support groups which they identify as needing scaffolding with organising their story.
Ask children to move to the next group’s table to look at their reorganised story. Children can then assess their peer’s work to make sure that it makes sense. You may wish children to take on roles/act out the story/read it aloud/ or take photos or videos. Ask the children if they think that what happened to Maya or Jack was bullying using the key features you write up on the board at the beginning of the lesson. Ask the children if there is any difference between what happened to Maya and what happened to Jack. Ensure that they recognise that the only difference was that Maya’s experience happened on a device but that the hurt caused was still the same.