Things to stop doing online

Some online behaviours students deem to be acceptable and funny can be harmful and have a negative impact. Students are likely to engage in behaviour online without realising its unintentional consequences. Educating students on the unintended harm that can occur will help them to make considered choices when deciding to engage in these popular online behaviours.

Year Level



5 minutes


  • In class activity
  • Online learning

SEL Competencies

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social awareness
  • Responsible decision-making

Learning Intention

Students will know what online behaviours they should stop doing because of the impact they can have on others.

Key Outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify unacceptable online behaviours
  • understand how online behaviour can impact others.
Activity 01

Instructions 5 min

  1. Ask students to read’s article ‘4 things everyone needs to stop doing online’.
  2. Ask students to imagine they are the author of this article.
  3. Ask students to write, in the same format as the article, a fifth ‘thing’ everyone needs to stop doing online.