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KNOWLEDGE AND EMOTIONAL PLAN – the virtual environment

Target group

Students of secondary school aged 15-18. No previous knowledge on the topic addressed is required


1 lesson 120 minutes

Learning Environment

Indoor - classroom

Expected learning outcomes

  • Knowing the characteristics of the digital environment and adopting a critical attitude to the quality of the information found.

  • Reflecting on the concepts of empathy and emotions

  • To live positively in the digital environment by knowing the rules and laws to protect oneself

  • Raise students awareness of the “digital identity” and social literacy

Subjects and topics covered

cyberbullying, knowledge, reflection, critical attitude Method description

The methodology used during the meetings is an active one. No ex-cathedra meetings, but engaging activities to provide students with firsthand and hands-on experiences. Dynamic activities will allow attendees to experience the content in a new, different and involving way. Lessons based on sharing personal experiences, emotions, and sensations allow students to understand deeper and focus on concepts and topics covered. The students will be stimulated to produce contents. Tools / Materials / Resources

Computer, videos, printed material, pens, papers

Detailed description of the step-by-step description of the activity / sequences of the units

Part 1: Cognitive level:

  • Administration of the initial questionnaire to test the knowledge on /introduce the topic (10 min) (

  • Administration of the true or false quiz (10 min)

  • Screening two or more videos of your choice (see videos suggested) or read articles to stimulate Emotions + reflections and final discussion (30 min)

Videos displayed and material used during Italian workshops with students (which can be adapted based on the nationality of students): 1_ Marco Mengoni and Paola Cortellesi (famous Italian singer and actress) Monologue on bullying 2_Gaetano Videos 1 e 2 The two videos tell the same story from two different points of view. 3_An article about a severe event related to the theme of Cyberbullying can be used as a starting point, such as: The letter of Carolina Picchio's father Corriere della Sera – 16 settembre 2016 ( Reflection (20 min) After proposing the videos (or read an article on the topic of bullying), ask the students for a moment of sharing and reflection by taking the following questions as a starting point:

  • What emotions did you feel while watching/listening to this story?

  • How do you think the protagonists felt?

  • Why do you think so many people do not intervene in front of these situations?

  • How do you recognize that a joke has gone too far? And, in this case, what would you do?

Empathy (20 min): The word EMPATHY is now introduced. The students are asked to formulate their own definition using concrete examples and asking in which situations it is easier and when it is less easy to feel empathy for someone. They are asked to think about when and why being empathetic is helpful/uncomfortable/important. The activity is concluded with a short video on the theme: Spot on Empathy (1min) Break 5 min Part 2 (25min) Final reflection focused on everything that happens online on a daily basis with the goal of preventing cyberbullying. Authenticity on the Web

  • Trust and authenticity are the basis of every good relationship, it is a rule to live well in a group! Even on the Net, since we also meet people there.

  • On the Net the same rules of coexistence apply as in our groups in presence

  • Are you always sincere and authentic even on the Net? Or have you ever lied? Have you ever shown yourself to be different from what you are?

  • What do you do online and what do you do offline? (Differences from real environment to virtual environment)

  • Being ourselves, telling the truth, does not mean sharing all our personal data on the Net, we can choose what to share and what not to! (Social profile = virtual identity card)

  • We show only some detail on social networks that we have decided to show

To introduce the topic of the use of personal data (and images) on the net, the following video is suggested:

  • “if you share it is no longer yours” (video 1:30 min)


Using the initial questionnaires and the answers given by the group, the teacher can perceive the group's level of sensitivity and awareness of risks in the use of social media. Based on the answers given, the teacher will emphasize certain activities more than others in subsequent lessons

Evaluation (for purposes of grading)


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