Grade 7

Upstanders and Allies: Taking Action Against Cyberbullying

How can you respond when cyberbullying occurs?

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.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Consider the different perspectives of those involved in a cyberbullying incident.
  • Identify ways to be an upstander or ally to someone being bullied.
  • Problem-solve potential challenges to responding to cyberbullying.
Key Vocabulary: ally  ·  cyberbullying  ·  empathy  ·  upstander
ally:
someone who responds to a bullying situation by supporting the person being bullied
cyberbullying:
using digital devices, sites, and apps to intimidate, harm, and upset someone
empathy:
to imagine the feelings that someone else is experiencing
upstander:
someone who responds to a bullying situation by confronting the bully directly or by telling a trusted adult
Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

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Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Kevin and José Handout Teacher Version
  • Mia Handout
  • Lesson Quiz

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