Don't Bully Me

Digital Citizen

Overview

Bullying is a hot topic in schools today. Helping students understand bullying and how to react to bullying situations is difficult. Using the website Students Against Bullying students will explore the topic of bullying.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Be able to explore the topic of bullying.
  • Be able to explain how bullying can occur online.
  • Be able to work against online bullying.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Cyberbullying: Cyberbullying is bullying that occurs online, usually through social media.

Pre-planning

To prepare for this lesson:

  • Become familiar with the website Kids Against Bullying

  • Develop a scavenger hunt for students to follow when exploring the website.

  • Create questions for students to discuss in small groups regarding how the information they discover could relate to cyberbullying.

  • Exploration may take two days of 30 minute time slots. 

Accommodations

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources. 

Steps

Directions for this activity:

  1. The teacher will handout the website scavenger hunt.

  2. The students will log on to https://pacerkidsagainstbullying.org

  3. Allow the students to work individually or in pairs to explore the website (about 20-30 minutes / may need to do two days)

  4. Have the students meet with their scavenger hunt in small groups.

  5. Give the students discussion questions that lead them to discuss how bullying can occur online (cyberbullying).

  6. You may choose to have students write about how cyberbullying occurs and how to help fight against it.

Assessment Options

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • You may choose to have students record and then collect the questions they discuss in their small groups.
  • ​Create a rubric based on number of locations presented in students tour, number and accuracy of facts, and number of pictures incorporated.

MITECS Competencies

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Digital Citizen
2b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

Devices and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

Websites:
Kids Against Bullying

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

ELA

Students will read about bullying and possibly complete writing in the form of answering questions or writing a short paper.

Integrated Arts

Students can create posters(art), or a song (music) to teach others about the topic.

Credits
This task card was created by Jean Smith, Van Buren Public Schools, April 2018.