6-7 yrs old
8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Reading and Writing
Social and Emotional Health
Students read a Minecraft book with a cyberbullying theme, then do activities to keep them safer online.
January 25, 2019
Kids Against Bullying
A kid-friendly site that teaches about cyberbullying.
Students read Attack on the Overworld, a Minecrafter novel aimed for ages 7-12. It can be done in class, possibly with the help of the audio book, so that students can read or listen along. Attack on the Overworld is the sequel to Escape from the Overworld, which has its own literary lesson plan. In this book, Stevie, an 11-year-old Minecraft boy with a portal to Earth, first learns what cyberbullying is when his Earth friend is being bullied online. The cyberbullies end up hacking into Minecraft (Stevie’s world) and turning it to eternal night. While the cyberbullying here sometimes involves fantasy, it opens the doors to let kids talk about cyberbullying safely while also enjoying a book about Minecraft. After the book is read, the teacher can guide the students through some activities. All activities can be tweaked, as needed, to make them the best fit for individual classrooms.
One or more of the following activities could be done: