In order to be proactive and because we care about our students, and want them to be safe, I will teach cyberbully lessons to fourth and fifth grade students.
I will follow the What’s Cyberbullying? lesson from Common Sense Education.
Below are the learning objectives and key vocabulary.
Students will be able to...
- empathize with the targets of cyberbullying.
- recognize some of the key similarities and differences between in-person bullying and cyberbullying.
- identify strategies for dealing responsibility with cyberbullying.
- cyberbullying: using the Internet or cell phones to upset someone else on purpose, often over and over again
- target: the person being cyberbullied
- empathize: to imagine the feelings that someone else is experiencing.
- bystander: someone who sees cyberbullying happening but does nothing to help
- upstander: someone who helps when they see cyberbullying occur
Here is a Family Tip Sheet on Cyberbullying from Common Sense Education.
This cyberbullying discussion at Pine Glen will be a continuous process; it will not end after these lessons.