Grade 5

Is It Cyberbullying?

What is cyberbullying and what can you do to stop it?

Let's face it: Some online spaces can be full of negative, rude, or downright mean behavior. But what counts as cyberbullying? Help your students learn what is -- and what isn't -- cyberbullying, and give them the tools they'll need to combat the problem.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize similarities and differences between in-person bullying, cyberbullying, and being mean.
  • Empathize with the targets of cyberbullying.
  • Identify strategies for dealing with cyberbullying and ways they can be an upstander for those being bullied.
Key Vocabulary: bully  ·  bullying  ·  bystander  ·  cyberbullying  ·  empathy  ·  target  ·  upstander
the person who is doing the bullying
unwanted and aggressive verbal, social, or physical behavior towards another
someone who sees a bullying or cyberbullying situation, but doesn?۪t do anything to stop it
using digital devices, sites, and apps to intimidate, harm, and upset someone
to imagine the feelings that someone else is experiencing
the person who is on the receiving end of the bullying
a person who supports and stands up for someone else
Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards
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Lesson Plan

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