Ask the following questions.. What is bullying? What does “cyberspace mean”? Have you ever sent a mean text and/ or e-mail? Have you ever posted anything hateful or embarrassing about someone else on-line? What do you think cyber bullying means? Asking these questions will generate conversation and get them thinking before they even start the lesson. Tell them if they answered yes to either of the last two questions, then they are/ have been a cyber bully! Give them the correct definition of cyber bullying (see next slide)
Cyber Bullying is… When a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones.
Watch the following video with the entire class. Click on the picture to the left and watch the video with the entire class. This will give them advice from real teens and real world examples.
After the video do the following: Discuss it and get the students thoughts and reactions. Then have them think of a situation where they have seen or heard cyber bullying take place. If they haven’t ever experienced it and don’t know anybody who has, they need to make up a real world situation.
After the discussion and brainstorming do the following: Have them think of there scenario They need to come up with a solution and tell what they did, what they wanted to do, or what they would have done. Have them write it out on notebook paper first, then after you have approved it have them post it on the class blog.
For the assessment… The teacher will collect the hard copies of the students posts and verify that they copied exactly what they wrote on the paper into the blog.