Bullying and cyberbullying lesson plan pack


Examine with your class the meaning and impact of bullying, and discover ways of responding to this type of behaviour.

This lesson plan from Public Health England will help students understand the meaning and impact of bullying and cyberbullying.

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe the meaning of bullying and cyberbullying, and the impact this can have on an individual
  • explore challenging scenarios and appropriate responses
  • explain where to seek support and advice on bullying and cyberbullying

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • use with young people aged 11 to 16
  • use with whole classes or small groups

Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Respectful relationships, including friendships

By the end of secondary school pupils should know:

● about different types of bullying (including cyberbullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders to report bullying and how and where to get help

Northern Ireland – Learning for Life and Work


KS3 pupils should have opportunity to:

● Explore the qualities of relationships including friendships

● Develop coping strategies to deal with challenging relationship scenarios

● Develop strategies to avoid and resolve conflict

Scotland – Health and Wellbeing

Relationships, sexual health and parenthood

All levels:

I am aware of the need to respect personal space and boundaries and can recognise and respond appropriately to verbal and non-verbal communication.  

Third and fourth levels:

I understand the importance of being cared for and caring for others in relationships, and can explain why.

Wales - Health and Wellbeing

Progression step 3

I can reflect on the characteristics of safe relationships and I can seek support when needed.

I can respect the rights of others and I understand how these impact on myself and others.

Progression step 4

I can consider the role of safety in relationships and I can identify where my safety or the safety of others is threatened and I know how to respond to this. 

I can exercise my own rights and respect those of others, and I can recognise that rights can be infringed.

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