Mini play for teachers to use in class.
The following play is a short script suitable for Year Five and up. Be aware of one instance of bad lan- guage and one illusion to a bad word (replace as yoiu see fit!).
Note: Anything in brackets are stage directions. Don’t say them out loud.
Characters: Parent and a their teenage child.
“Cyberbullying” Written by Rebecca Brynolf. Based on the play “Cyber Scream” by Andy Hickson and Rebecca Brynolf
A teenager is on their laptop. Their parent starts reading over their shoulder. Parent
What’s LOL again? Teen
Parent: It means laugh out loud.
But you didn’t laugh out loud. SO?! I found it funny!
(Pointing at the screen) What’s that? A smiley.
I don’t get it. You wouldn’t. (keeps typing)
What does wutuf mean? (meaning WTF) You don’t want to know. What’s OMG? Oh my God!
Sorry I’m just asking…
No that’s what it means, OMG stands for Oh my God. I don’t know how you do it. It’s like learning a new language. Can I have a bit of privacy now?! Alright! Sorry. (exits)
(Teen’s phone beeps with a text message).
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