Upstanders and Allies: Taking Action Against Cyberbullying
When cyberbullying happens, everyone involved brings their own perspective to the situation. Help students learn about the importance of empathy, how to consider others' feelings, and how to be an upstander when cyberbullying occurs.
Warm Up: Hurtful or Not?10 mins.
Read: Kevin and José10 mins.
Discuss: Where Do People Stand?20 mins.
Wrap Up: Mia5 mins.
: Additional Resources
Extend the lesson: Have students apply what they have learned by completing the "How To Be An Upstander" activity on TestDrive, a social media simulator co-developed by the Cornell Social Media Lab and Common Sense Education. Students go through a self-guided activity to reinforce key concepts and practice being an upstander. For more information, download the Social Media TestDrive Educator Guide.