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Lesson Plan Stop Cyberbullying

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									Lesson Plan: Stop Cyberbullying!

Contributors: Nicole Fortson
              Amanda Furajter
              Carrie Geisbert
              Kerry Oswald

Subject(s):    Guidance

Level(s):      Grade 8

Duration:      45 minutes

Essential Curriculum: GU.800.70.02. (STD- Grade 8) Personal Social Development.
                      Students will apply skills designed to build social and personal
                      relationships by distinguishing between appropriate and
                      inappropriate behaviors.
                      GU.800.70.03 (STD- Grade 8) Personal Social Development.
                      Students will apply skills designed to build social and personal
                      relationships by learning to make and keep friends.
                      GU.800.80.01 (STD- Grade 8) Personal Social Development.
                      Students will evaluate the consequences of decisions and choices,
                      apply conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate a respect and
                      appreciation for individual and cultural differences.
                      GU.800.90.01 (STD- Grade 8) Personal Social Development.
                      Students will explain coping skills for managing life events by
                      recognizing personal boundaries, rights and privacy needs.
                      GU.800.90.02 (STD- Grade 8) Personal Social Development.
                      Students will explain coping skills for managing life events by
                      differentiating between situations requiring peer support and those
                      requiring adult professional help.

Abstract or Goal:     To have students understand the effects of cyberbullying.

Key/Focusing
Questions:            How can students understand the effects of cyberbullying?

Lesson Type:          Mastery Teaching

Action Plan:          Anticipatory Set:      (Approximately 5-7 minutes)

                      Counselor will ask students to take out a writing utensil. Counselor
                      will download a survey entitled “Are You a Cyberbully?” from the
                      website
                      http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/tweens/are_you_a_cyberbully.html.
                  Counselor will provide the students with copies and instructions
                  regarding completing the survey.

                  After the students have completed the survey, counselor will ask
                  students to pass their papers forward. (Note: Students should not
                  put their names on their papers). Counselor will record scores on
                  the board. Counselor can use the above information to begin
                  discussion about cyberbullying.

Objectives:       Students will have more awareness of the effects of cyberbullying.

Instructional
Input/Modeling:   (Approximately 30-35 minutes)

                  1. Counselor will define cyberbullying. (“Cyberbullying involves
                     the use of information and communication technologies such as
                     email, cell phone, and pager text messages, instant messaging,
                     defamatory personal Web sites, and defamatory online personal
                     polling Web sites, to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile
                     behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm
                     others.”- Bill Belsey) (Time: 1 minute)
                  2. Counselor will lead discussion about the various forms of
                     cyberbullying including: online harassment, cyberstalking,
                     denigration, impersonation, outing, and exclusion. (You will
                     find these definitions in the Educator’s Guide to Cyberbullying
                     from http://cyberbully.org. You can also see attachment for
                     definitions.) (Time: 7-10 minutes)
                  3. Counselor will show the DVD, “Real People: Bullying, the
                     Internet and You.” Counselor will pause the DVD when
                     discussion questions appear on the screen to lead the class in
                     answering the posed questions (Time: 30-35 minutes)

Check for
Understanding/
Assessment:       (Approximately 1-2 minutes)
                  Counselor will pass out written evaluation to students to assess
                  students’ understanding of the lesson. (See attachment for sample
                  evaluation.)

Source or
Copyright
Information:
                  American School Counselor Association. (2005). ASCA National
                    Model Workbook A Comprehensive Guide For Implementing A
                   Comprehensive School Counseling Program 2nd Edition:
                   Alexandria, VA.
Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use. (2006, April 7).
  Educator’s Guide to Cyberbullying. Retrieved April 7, 2006,
  from http://cyberbully.org

The Empower Program. (2006, April 7). Retrieved April 7, 2006,
  from www.empowered.org

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Boys and
  Girls Club of America. (2006, April 7). Activity Cards.
  Retrieved April 7, 2006, from www.netsmartz.org

National Crime Prevention Council. (2006, April 7). Shrink the
  Cyberbully. Retrieved April 7, 2006, from www.mcgruff.org

Real People: Bullying, the Internet and You. Prod. Susan Eikov
Green. DVD. Sunburst Visual Media, 2005.

Rural Cellular Corporation (2006, April 7). Retrieved April 7,
  2006, from www.Unicel.com/standup

WiredKids, Inc. Stop Cyberbullying (2006, April 7). Are You a
  Cyber Bully? Retrieved April 7, 2006, from
  www.stopcyberbullying.org
                                     DEFINITIONS

Online Harassment: Repeatedly sending offensive messages via email or other text
messaging to a person.

Cyberstalking: Online harassment that includes threats of harm or is excessively
intimidating.

Denigration (put-downs): Sending harmful, untrue, or cruel statements about a person
to other people or posting such material online.

Impersonation: Pretending to be someone else and sending or posting material that
makes that person look bad.

Outing: Sending or posting material about a person that contains sensitive, private, or
embarrassing information including forwarding messages or images.

Exclusion: Cruelly excluding someone from an online group.

Resources
Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use. (2006, April 7). Educator’s Guide to
  Cyberbullying. Retrieved April 7, 2006, from http://cyberbully.org
                            Guidance Lesson Evaluation

Student Name______________________________                               Grade_______
Teacher____________________________                                      Date________

   1. Tell me one thing that you learned today that you did not already know.
      __________________________________________________________________
      __________________________________________________________________

   2. How do you think you will use this information?
      __________________________________________________________________
      __________________________________________________________________

   3. How helpful do you think today’s lesson was for you? Please circle the number
      that most accurately reflects your rating of today’s guidance lesson.

Not Helpful   1             2             3              4           5     Very Helpful

   4. What other subjects would you like to see presented in a classroom setting?
      __________________________________________________________________
      __________________________________________________________________
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH A CYBERBULLY

Direct Responses

What to say when you’re invited to join a cyber fight:
“I totally understand that you are having a problem with this person, but I can’t get
involved. No matter what happens between the two of you, our friendship will stay the
same.”

What to say when you’re in the fight:
“I think it’s easier to talk in person. Can we talk tomorrow at school at (suggested time)?”

What to say when someone involves you in bullying:
“I don’t feel comfortable doing this.” or “I’m not cool with this.”
“Let’s talk later” or “Gotta go.”
“Check out this amazing (website) (download) (song) (video)!” In other words, change
the subject!

Indirect Responses

Bullying or cyber fight:
Just sign off or click “end”! It’s that easy.

Don’t forward:
Never forward hurtful emails. It’s one way to decrease the number of people exposed to
the harmful information.

Print it out:
Encourage your child to print out any aggressive emails, instant messages, away
messages, profiles, or other items online. They will be the only evidence you have in the
event you decide to take action against a perpetrator.

Save it:
Save text messages, voice mails, or picture mails that are aggressive. The “missed calls”
section of the phone will show the phone number of a person who sent a voice message.
Text and picture messages contain the sender’s phone number. It’s also important to track
the number of calls and time of day received.

								
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