Overview

Students explore a scenario in which an angry student creates a false online identity in order to seek revenge. They explore ways to resolve the situation and develop a list of tips to help other teens avoid cyberbullying situations.

Objectives

  • Analyze online behaviors and predict their consequences.
  • Generate multiple solutions for dealing with a cyberbullying situation.
  • Create a list of tips to help teens avoid cyberbullying situations.

Opening

  • What are the best features of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook?
  • What are some of the problems teens can encounter on social networking sites?

National Educational Technology Standards for Students © 2007

Source: International Society for Technology in Education
  1. Communication and Collaboration
    1. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
  2. Digital Citizenship
    1. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
    2. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.

Close

  • Ask: What are some pluses and minuses of social networking?
  • Ask: What can bystanders do when they are aware of unacceptable online behavior?
  • Ask: What are some tips you can give teens about handling online bullying?

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