What are some ways that you and your friends tease each other online for fun? Write your answer here.
When does teasing “cross the line” and become harmful?
What are some signs, and what does it feel like to be in that situation?
Watch this video "Stacey's Story - When Rumors Escalate"
Why did the girls start to harass Stacey on line in the first place? When did you think the girls behavior crossed the line?
Stacey says, “People talk really big, when there’s, like, miles between you.” What do you think she means by this statement?
People say things that aren’t true online because they are not face to face with you.
People are meaner online because you’re not there to react
People make bigger threats online because they feel invincible behind their computers.
People say things online because they don't have time at school to say those things.
Stacey’s mom says that Stacey should call the school and report the incidents. Stacey responds that it would “just make it worse.” Why or Why not?
Why or why not?
What forms of cyberbullying did the students use on Eric? What is your evidence?
How do you think Eric feels? What elements of this situation make him feel this way?
Do you think Eric should tell his parents about the cyberbullying?
What forms of cyberbullying did Sara’s friends use on Tanya? What is your evidence?
Do you think there is ever a good reason for impersonating someone else online or creating a profile about them?
Do you think Sara knew what her friends were doing? Think about what Sara’s responsibility is in this.
What do you think the consequences should be for Sara and her friends if the school finds out?
Sara should have to drop out of the race if she knew about the cyberbullying.
The friends should issue a public aplogy to Tanya to clear her name.
Nothing - all is fair in politics
The administration might organize an assembly on hate speech and why it’s harmful.
Everything will blow over - people say thinks they don't really mean anyway
Have you ever been part of, or heard of, a situation similar to this? If so, share the story with the group without using names or details. Then answer here what struck you as important from your conversations.
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1. Every time Ricardo messes up in an online game, another player sends him several messages making fun of him. True or False: Ricardo is being cyberbullied.
Did you know:
80% of the time, witnesses of cyberbullying are bystanders (people who see others being cyberbullied and do nothing), but when they DO intervene, they stop the bullying more than half the time.
Draw an emoji of how you are feeling after going through our lesson. :)