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Module 5 - Digital Citizenship Initiative

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Digital Citizenship Initiative1

  1. 1. Cyber Bullying
  2. 2. •whenever someone uses digital media tools such as the internet and cell phones to deliberately upset or harass someone else, often repeatedly.
  3. 3. • Twitter • Facebook • Instigram • Text Messaging • Message Boards • Blogs • Instant Messaging • And many more places…
  4. 4. ardos-story-making-fun-of-others-online (“Why Digital Citizenship Must Be Taught In Schools”, 2013)
  5. 5. • Do you think Ricardo is a cyberbully? Why or why not? • What does Ricardo mean when he says that information “gets around really quick”? • Ricardo thinks that harassing others on Internet, rather than in person, appeals to some teenagers because they can’t be attacked back physically. What do you think? • Have you ever encountered online cruelty? How do you think someone might feel after being the target of it? (“Why Digital Citizenship Must Be Taught In Schools”, 2013)
  6. 6. • Have you ever encountered cyberbullying? • Were you the target or the offender?
  7. 7. taceys-story-when-rumors-escalate (“Why Digital Citizenship Must Be Taught In Schools”, 2013)
  8. 8. • Who was involved in the story and what roles did they play? Who was the target? Who were the offenders? Were there bystanders? • How do you think the online cruelty might be different from offline behavior? • What do you think you might have done if you were Stacey? What could you have done if you wanted to be an upstander in this situation? (“Why Digital Citizenship Must Be Taught In Schools”, 2013)
  9. 9. • After watching these videos would you have done anything differently while you have been online?
  10. 10. • First, define cyber bullying in your own words. • Second, find five different cyber bullying stories on your own, and write 2 – 3 paragraphs telling about each story explaining what you would do differently if you were the person being bullied. • Third, find five different resources (at least 1 that is not online) for other students to go to get help with bullying if needed. These resources must be listed in APA format. • Last, get your parents signature at the end of your paper that says that your parent has read the paper.