Turn Down the Dial on Cyberbullying (9-12)
Students learn that cruelty can escalate quickly online because people are often anonymous and posts spread quickly. Students view the video, “Ricardo’s Story – Making Fun of Others Online,” and identify the factors that contribute to online cruelty. Students then watch the video, “Stacey’s Story – When Rumors Escalate,” identify the roles of various players in the video, and describe what upstanders can do to lessen the effects of this online cruelty. Students then create diagrams on their Dial It Down Student Handout to show how online cruelty can either escalate or de-escalate.
Students will be able to ...
- reflect on the factors that intensify online cruelty and cyberbullying.
- identify what targets and upstanders can do when online cruelty occurs.
- recognize their own role in escalating or de-escalating online cruelty.
Alignment with Standards
Common Core State Standards:
Grades 9-10: RL.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.7, RL.8, RL.10, RI.1, RI.2, RI.4, W.2a-f, W.4-6, W.7-10, SL.1a-d, SL.2, SL.3, SL.5, L.4a, L.6
Grades 11-12: RL.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.7, RL.8, RL.10, RI.1, RI.2, RI.4, W.2a-f, W.4-6, W.7-10, SL.1a-d, SL.2, L.3, SL.5, L.4a, L.6
2b, 2d, 3a, 3c, 3d, 4a, 4b, 6a, 6c, 6d, 7a-d