Standard 5.A.5.2: Describe unacceptable and unsafe behaviors in digital environments such as cyber-bullying, divulging personal information, and plagiarism.
Time Pair Share:
(1) What are your favorite websites, if any?
(2) What are your favorite video games, if any?
(3) Who do you stay in touch with through cell phones and the Internet?
Whole Group Conversation: (1) What are the reasons the person might have texted “You’re weird”? (2) How did the person feel who was called weird? (3) Why might you feel differently if you could see the person?
Activity: Cross the Line
Your Assignment: Create a comic strip that depicts a cyber-bullying scenario and a possible solution. FRAME 1: Make a cartoon about something that a cyber-bully might do or write online. Remember to use language appropriate for school. FRAME 2: Show what you might do if you saw what the cyberbully has done or written. FRAME 3: What might be a positive outcome, or result, of the situation?
Closure: (1) Why is it a bad idea to send mean or scary messages online? (2) Why might there be more misunderstandings between people when they send online messages as opposed to face-to-face discussion? (3) What can kids do when they get cyberbullying messages?