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Rewrite Your Story

About this resource

Award-winning short videos based on real-life examples of cyberbullying prompt discussions about young people’s experiences and how they can get help.

Target audience

Level

Lower secondary, Middle secondary

Keywords

Accessing support, Online security, Sexting and sending nudes, Respectful online relationships, Privacy and personal information, Online friends, Digital resilience, Digital reputation, Cyberbullying, Critical thinking, Bystanders, Upstander

Type of resource

8 short videos, 8 lesson plans

Timeframe

15 to 45 minutes per activity, each including a 1 to 2 minute video

Australian curriculum

Key learning areas

Digital Technologies, Health and Physical Education

General capabilities

ICT Capability, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding,

Key outcomes

Students will better understand cyberbullying and image-based abuse, including when and how to seek help. They will be encouraged to consider and discuss these online harms, their impacts and the actions they can take against negative online behaviour. 

By the end of the learning, students will:

  • be able to define cyberbullying and image-based abuse
  • understand the concept of ethical online behaviour 
  • critically analyse the impact their decisions and actions can have on themselves, their family members, the school community and others 
  • be familiar with relevant eSafety resources and services
  • how to report cyberbullying and image-based abuse.

Using this resource

Select one of the eight award-winning short videos dealing with different cyberbullying scenarios and use the Lesson plan to lead a class discussion about it. 

Each Lesson plan also includes instructions for exploring relevant eSafety resources and for an optional personal reflection activity.

The length of the lesson will depend on the aspects of cyberbullying in each video and the questions you choose to lead the group discussion.

NOTE: The Jarrod scenario also deals with the issue of image-based abuse, which means sharing intimate images or videos without the consent of the person shown. 

 

You can’t undo the past, and you can’t change the actions or words of other people, but you can Rewrite Your Story.

 

Lesson plans

Individual lesson plans

 

Interactive lesson plan

Combined interactive lesson plan – Zach, Cal, Jarrod, Kara.

Includes questions and activities to use with the RYS videos and eSafety Young People pages.

Videos

Watch the videos online from the Student page.

More resources coming soon!

eSafety is developing an interactive quiz for students, based on the content in the Rewrite Your Story videos and lessons plans.