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Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding (6-8)

How do you judge the intentions and impact of people's words and actions online?

Students learn about the difference between being a passive bystander versus a brave upstander in cyberbullying situations. Students reflect on what it means to be brave and to stand up for others. They fill out the Why Care? Student Handout, create a diagram of the players involved, and generate ideas about how bystanders can become upstanders. They then identify concrete solutions for dealing with cyberbullying situations.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • reflect on what it means to be brave and stand up for others offline and online.
  • learn to show empathy for those who have been cyberbullied.
  • generate multiple solutions for helping others when cyberbullying occurs.

 

Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grade 6: RI.2, RI.3, RI.7, RI.8, RI.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.2, SL.6, L.6

Grade 7: RI.2, RI.3, RI.8, RI.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.2, SL.5, SL.6, L.6

Grade 8: RI.2, RI.3, RI.8, RI.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.2, SL.5, SL.6, L.6

ISTE Standards:

2a, 2b, 5a, 5d

Additional Lesson Materials

Family Tip Sheet
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Student Activity Sheet
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