This play addresses the theme of Cyberbullying and is tailored for young people aged between 11 -14. Use the script to help children learn about this issue and stay safe online.
Script to tackle the issue of cyberbullying with children aged 11-14
In addition to the script of the play, you’ll find workshop activities that you can do with students to help them engage and understand the meaning and importance of the theme.
In 2029, the use of technology is at an all-time high and social media usage is constant. But the most influential people on social media are not always those with the best intentions, and one pupil at the E-cademy risks using her power in the wrong way. But all is set to change following a visit from three ghosts…
While the emotional aspects of bullying continue to be devastating, the internet and social media have changed the way children experience bullying. Cyberbullying, simply put is bullying that happens online through social, gaming or instant messaging platforms.
Talk about it and help them deal with it
Find the right time to approach your child if you think they are being bullied. Be calm and considered and show your support
Don’t stop them going online
Taking away their devices or restricting use can make things worse and/or make your child feel more isolated
Don’t retaliate – block the bullies
Advise your child not to retaliate to abusive messages. If messages are repeated or continue, block and report them
Keep the evidence
Take screenshots in case you need them later as proof of what happened
Don’t deal with it alone
Talk to friends or your child’s school for support
Know when to take it further
In extreme cases, if you feel your child is in danger, consider contacting the police
Don’t stop when the bullying stops
Keep talking to your child and consider whether counselling could help them