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


  • KS3
  • KS4


  • PSHE
  • RSHE

What's this for?

Use this lesson plan, PowerPoint and accompanying video to encourage students to explore the meaning and impact of bullying and cyberbullying. 

The materials will also enable them to explore appropriate ways of responding to discriminating, hurtful or intimidating behaviour. 

The accompanying video is featured below.

Download includes:

  • Bullying and cyberbullying lesson plan PDF
  • Bullying and cyberbullying teacher support sheet PDF
  • Bullying and cyberbullying scenarios PDF
  • Classroom tips and preparation PDF
  • PowerPoint for use in class

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Do most fights start online?

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Learning outcomes

Teach your students to explore the meaning and impact of bullying and cyberbullying. 

After the lesson, students can:

  • 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

More information on how to use these lesson plans in the classroom is available on the PSHE Association website.



Supports the PSHE curriculum


Core theme 2: Relationships

Students should have the opportunity to learn:

  • R6 — the features of positive and stable relationships (including trust, mutual respect, honesty, equality) and those of unhealthy relationships (including imbalance of power, coercion, control, exploitation, abuse of any kind) 
  • R28 — to recognise bullying and abuse in all its forms (including prejudice-based bullying both in person and online or via text, abuse, exploitation and trafficking) and have the skills and strategies to manage being targeted or witnessing others being targeted 

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