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Being reasonable and ethical online lesson plans

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Key message

The Being reasonable and ethical online lesson plans are a suite of three (3) 60 minute lesson plans and supporting resources for students in Years 3–4, 5–6, 7–9 and 10–12.

Using a tree analogy, the lessons engage students in a community of inquiry that examines the qualities of respectful relationships (friendships), communicating with others online, and being reasonable and ethical when online. As part of their learning, students will generate and critically evaluate reasonable and ethical behaviours that make online environments more respectful and supportive, for themselves and others.

Specific lesson resources are provided below. To extend learning about the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, teachers may access further Resourcesfor their students.

View these teaching resources on the Bullying. No Way! website.

Curriculum and syllabus links

PDHPE S2

  • PD2-2 Explains and uses strategies to develop resilience and to make them feel comfortable and safe
  • PD2-3 Explains how empathy, inclusion and respect can positively influence relationships
  • PD2-9 Demonstrates self-management skills to respond to their own and others' actions
  • PD2-10 Demonstrates a range of interpersonal skills that build and enhance relationships and promote inclusion in various situations

PDHPE S3

  • PD3-2 Investigates information, community resources and strategies to demonstrate resilience and seek help for themselves and others
  • PD3-3 Evaluates the impact of empathy, inclusion and respect on themselves and others
  • PD3-9 Applies and adapts self-management skills to respond to personal and group situations
  • PD3-10 Selects and uses interpersonal skills to interact respectfully with others to promote inclusion and build connections

 

PDHPE S4

  • PD4-3 Investigates effective strategies to promote inclusivity, equality and respectful relationships
  • PD4-9 Demonstrates self-management skills to effectively manage complex situations
  • PD4-10 Applies and refines interpersonal skills to assist themselves and others to interact respectfully and promote inclusion in a variety of groups or contexts

PDHPE S5

  • PP5-3 Analyses factors and strategies that enhance inclusivity, equality and respectful relationships
  • PD5-9 Assesses and applies self-management skills to effectively manage complex situations
  • PF5-10 Critiques their ability to enact interpersonal skills to build and maintain respectful and inclusive relationships in a variety of groups or contexts

Health and Physical Education S2

  • ACPPS035 Describe and apply strategies that can be used in situations that make them feel uncomfortable or unsafe
  • ACPPS036 Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing
  • ACPPS037 Describe how respect, empathy and valuing diversity can positively influence relationships
  • ACPPS038 Investigate how emotional responses vary in depth and strength

Health and Physical Education S3

  • ACPPS054 Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing
  • ACPPS055 Practise skills to establish and manage relationships
  • ACPPS056 Examine the influence of emotional responses on behaviour and relationships

 

Health and Physical Education S4

  • ACPPS071 Evaluate strategies to manage personal,physical and social changes that occur as they grow older
  • ACOOS072 Practise and apply strategies to seek help for themselves or others
  • ACPPS073 Investigate and select strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing
  • ACPPS074 Investigate the benefits of relationships and examine their impact on their own and others' health and wellbeing
  • ACPPS075 Analyse factors that influence emotions,and develop strategies to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity
  • ACPPS079 Investigate the benefits to individuals and communities of valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity

Health and Physical Education S5

  • ACPPS092 Propose, practise and evaluate responses in situations where external influences may impact on their ability to make healthy and safe choices
  • ACPPS093 Investigate how empathy and ethical decision making contribute to respectful relationships
  • ACPPS094 Evaluate situations and propose appropriate emotional responses and then reflect on possible outcomes of different responses

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