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					        Laura Gunther
Technology for School Counselors
   Bullying used to be considered a right of
    passage; something every student goes through
    at some point in his or her life (Jacobsen &
    Bauman, 2007).
   Victims often experience physical,
    psychological and social problems stemming
    from the bullying (Jacobsen & Bauman, 2007).
   “Frequency of exposure to bullying events was
    the greatest factor in predicting trauma level”
    (Carney, 2008).
   Set of 4 Sessions
   45-50 Minutes
   10-12 Students Per Class
   Computer Access Required
   Each lesson is evaluated on a 3 point scale,
    considering the students participation and
    quality of work.
   Addresses National Standards under
    Personal/Social Development
   Discovery Education
   Cruel Schools Video
   Student Survey
   Defining “Bully”
   Student Written Synopsis of Lesson




            Adapted from the Cruel Schools Lesson Plan,
       Connecting with Kids Network, Discovery Education, 2008.
   Discuss making good decisions even when
    being bullied
   Decision Making Action Plan scenarios in pairs
   Pairs create PowerPoint Slide
   Combine slides into PowerPoint slideshow
   Class Discussion




           Adapted from the Cruel Schools Lesson Plan,
      Connecting with Kids Network, Discovery Education, 2008.
   Reality Matters/Cruel Schools Handout
   Pairs create a Bullying Prevention Poster to be
    displayed in the school




           Adapted from the Cruel Schools Lesson Plan,
      Connecting with Kids Network, Discovery Education, 2008.
   Discuss Cyber Bullying
   Public Service Announcements
   “Class Code of Ethics for Internet
    Communication” Graffiti Poster
   Give out the Internet Safety Strategies for
    Students handout



          Adapted from Cyber Bullying: A Prevention Curriculum
           For Grades 6-12: Scope and Sequence by Hazelden
         Foundation, 2008 and Cyber Bulling: Understanding and
        Addressing Online Cruelty, Anti-Defamation League, 2008.
Bullying via Instant Messaging, E-mail,
         Websites or Texting
Adapted from Cyber Bullying: A Prevention Curriculum for
    Grades 6-12: Scope and Sequence by Hazelden
                  Foundation, 2008.
Anonymity emboldens people to say
  things they normally wouldn’t.




        What Could You Do?
   Picture yourself saying this to someone in
    person.
   Could you? How would it feel?
  The Internet may seem like a world
separate and apart, with different rules
              and norms.



          What Could You Do?
   Consider the real life outcomes and
    consequences that your actions could have.
   Never engage in fantasy play without others’
    consent and willing participation.
           3. Look at me.
 Personal attacks are an easy way to attract
attention; negative attention may be better than
                  no attention.




              What Could You Do?
   Reflect on how you really want others to view
    you.
   Consider behaviors that will leave to positive
    attention and friendships.
  4. Don’t mess with me.
Retaliation online is less threatening than
       standing up to a foe in person.




            What Could You Do?
   Consider whether revenge will actually solve
    your problems or make you feel better.
   Talk to a trusted adult about proactive
    solutions.
   Have rules for going online.
   Limit use of the internet.
   No message is completely private; Cyber Bullying can
    be traced back to you.
   Your ISP could cancel your service if used
    inappropriately.
   Never share private information with others.
   Never share passwords or account IDs.
   Never chat with strangers on the Internet.

       Adapted from Cyber Bullying: A Prevention Curriculum for
           Grades 6-12: Scope and Sequence by Hazelden
                         Foundation, 2008.
Don’t be a victim
   Don’t respond to bullying or inappropriate messages,
    but save them as evidence.
   Discuss any incidents that make you feel
    uncomfortable with an adult.
   Block the screen name, e-mail address, etc.
   Always report!
   When in doubt, ask for help.




    Adapted from Cyber Bullying: A Prevention Curriculum for
    Grades 6-12: Scope and Sequence by Hazelden
    Foundation, 2008.
   Anti-Defamation League. (2008). Cyber bullying: Understanding and
    addressing online cruelty. Retrieved       October 18, 2008, from
    http://www.adl.org.
   Carney, J.V. (2008). Perceptions of bullying and associated trauma
    during adolescence. Professional School    Counseling, 11(3), 179-185.
   Connecting with Kids Network. (2008). Cruel Schools.           Retrieved
    October 17, 2008, from
        http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans.
   Hazelden Foundation. (2008). Cyber bullying: A prevention curriculum
    for grades 6-12: Scope and sequence.       Retrieved October 19, 2008,
    from          http://www.hazelden.org/cyberbullying.
   Jacobsen, K.E. & Bauman, S. (2007). Bullying in schools:       School
    counselors’ responses to three types of bullying     incidents. Professional
    School Counseling, 11(1), 1-9.

				
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