Grade 9

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

How can we act with empathy and positivity when we're online?
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This lesson meets standards for AASL and ISTE.

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 can easily escalate to digital drama or even cyberbullying. Help students recognize and navigate these types of situations that happen online.

Students will be able to:
  • Identify examples of online behaviors that may hurt, embarrass, or offend others.
  • Analyze thorny situations online and ways to respond to counter the harm they can cause.
  • Create a public service announcement script to raise awareness about navigating thorny situations.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 50 mins.
What We Intend
15 mins.
Thorny Situations Online
20 mins.
PSA Script
15 mins.

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Student Handout: Thorny Situations Online Student Version Answer Key
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