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2017-2018 Digital Citizenship: Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding

Teaching and learning guide for 2015-2016

Key Vocabulary


bystander:  someone who sees cyberbullying happening, but does nothing to help

upstander:  someone who helps when they see cyberbullying occur  

emphathize:  to imagine the feelings that someone else is experiencing

cyberbully (noun): someone who does something on the internet, usually more than once, to make another person feel sad, angry, or scared

cyberbully (verb):  using technology tools such as the internet and/or cell phones to deliberately upset someone else


What choice would you make?

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Kevin and Jose's Story

Kevin sends his friend José a short video he made at home, a reenactment of a famous fantasy movie scene. José, laughing at how Kevin looks, shows it to some other boys at school. The boys laugh at Kevin too, and then decide to post it on a video-sharing website. Millions of people then view Kevin’s video. Nasty comments are posted. Every day, Kevin goes online to check the site and sees more comments like “idiot” and “fat nerd.” Every day, he goes to school and hears similar cruel comments from his classmates.

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