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.

Students will be able to:
  • 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
bully:
the person who is doing the bullying
bullying:
unwanted and aggressive verbal, social, or physical behavior towards another
bystander:
someone who sees a bullying or cyberbullying situation, but doesn?۪t do anything to stop it
cyberbullying:
using digital devices, sites, and apps to intimidate, harm, and upset someone
empathy:
to imagine the feelings that someone else is experiencing
target:
the person who is on the receiving end of the bullying
upstander:
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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