Les idee 313: Peer Pressure - Back me up - Crossing the Line | Stop Pesten NU



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Les idee 318: Peer Pressure - Back me up - Crossing the Line

Peer pressure -"Back me up"

This lesson and accompanying film explores the issue of peer pressure. Through the toolkit activities students will define peer pressure and discuss how this can happen online; exploring when actions have crossed the line. In addition to this there is clear signposting to advice and support on being a good online friend and resisting peer pressure online and offline. 

Peer pressure lesson plan PDF Format (2.38 MB)

Worksheets PDF Format (838.91 KB)

Lesson PowerPoint Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation (5.1 MB)

Guidance for teachers PDF Format (725.36 KB)


Intended learning outcomes

  • Students can deine peer pressure and give examples of how it can happen online
  • Students can consider how a good friend should behave and assess if they are a good friend online
  • Students can give advice to others abouthow to resist peer pressure online and oline

Although it is unclear why, this film starts with Jack being called to speak with the Head of Pastoral Care. Seen through a series of flashbacks, it becomes obvious that he may be implicated in hurtful online behaviour against someone in school. Although Jack is uncomfortable, his friend, Charlie, puts pressure on him to join in the cyberbullying, saying ‘it’s just a joke’.

Charlie sets up an anonymous ‘secrets of the school’ site where he and his friends post gossip and mean comments about others. Charlie, worried that the school is now aware of what has transpired, asks Jack to ‘back him up’ so that he isn’t caught. We also see the friends of the cyberbullying target, Jason, speak about how best to support him. Some would like to stand up for him whereas others feel pressure to say nothing.

For resources to support this video, please visit: childnet.com/pshetoolkit


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