Grade 9

What You Send in "That Moment When ... "

How can we act with empathy and positivity when we're online?

We've all faced thorny situations where what we say or do could potentially harm or hurt someone. Being honest is important, but is there such a thing as being too honest? Sometimes, innocent -- but insensitive -- comments or actions can easily escalate to digital drama or even cyberbullying. Help students recognize and navigate these types of situations that happen online.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Identify examples of online behaviors that may hurt, embarrass, or offend others.
  • Use the Feelings & Options thinking routine to analyze and respond to a digital dilemma.
Key Vocabulary: digital dilemma
digital dilemma:
a situation in digital life where it's not always clear what's best to do
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
  • Embarrassing Story Handout Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources