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Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line (6-8)

When does inappropriate online behavior cross the line into cyberbullying, and what can you do about it?

Students learn to distinguish good-natured teasing from cyberbullying. Students learn about serious forms of cyberbullying. Students watch the video “Stacey’s Story – When Rumors Escalate,” a documentary-style story in which a girl reflects on what it was like to be the target of cyberbullying. Students then discuss the video and related case studies in the Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line Discussion Guide.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • analyze online bullying behaviors that “cross the line.”
  • learn about the various ways that students can be cyberbullied, including flaming, deceiving, and harassing.
  • adopt the point of view of teens who have been cyberbullied, and offer solutions.

 

Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

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

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

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

ISTE Standards:

2a, 2b, 5a, 5d

Additional Lesson Materials

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