Q7 Stop the Bullying

6. Cyber Safety


A group 0f middle School students talk about cyberbullying.
They address the following questions:
  • Describe Cyberbullying 
  • What is your first reaction when you see negativity towards someone else or when it's directed at you?
  • How does online bullying impact what happens at school?
  • What ideas do you have to help someone else who has had experience of being bullied online?
  • What would happen if you see a person at school who you know is being cyberbullied?


Can you identify a cyberbully and be prepared to take the bully out of Cyberbully? Learn some ways to protect yourself online. 

Key Vocabulary

Bullying: Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when the behavior is habitual and involves an imbalance of power.

Cyberbullying: Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

I Can Statements

  • be safe on the Internet
  • be polite while communicating with others on the Internet


1. Watch video above by Emma.

2. Next watch this one by Ricardo about "Making Fun of Others Online" also from Common Sense Media, but posted on YouTube. 


3. Discuss with your class or with a friend, and then make a list with three sections for the types of things which are hurtful that:

  1. pre-teens and teens tell each other in person;
  2. things they tell to someone else about someone; and
  3. things they post online or text. Use specific examples for these.

4. Were your examples different in the three lists?

5. In your classroom, with your teacher, or an adult at home, share your list and the examples. Discuss why you think this happens and positive ways you can deal with these types of situations. 

Additional resources:
Stop Cyberbullying Before the Damage is Done - YouTube

Awareness and Prevention - web site

Bullying It's not what it used to be - TedTalks

"I see that and it's not OK" video  ***Download the emoticon like this one from their site (for iOS, Android, Keyboard)

6. Write down three or more things that you could do if this happens (or happened) to you, and/or how you could help a friend if something like in the videos happens to them by reporting or sharing it with a trusted adult

Completing this Quest

Save to your File Space or print the file and submit it as instructed by your teacher.

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 Proceed to the next Quest – Nobody Likes a Bully