Monday, January 29, 2018

Let's Talk About Cyberbullying

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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.

Key Vocabulary:
  • 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

Students will also watch a BrainPop Cyberbullying video. (Students can access our BrainPop username and password if they’re logged onto their BPS gMail account and go to the Pine Glen Databases Google Doc found here or at

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.

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