1.) I could apply what I learned in class by looking for the signs that someone may be the victim of online bullying, and then report the case to an adult.
2.) I witness online bullying everyday, but never really get involved because it has nothing to do with me, and I do not know the people very well. In the future I hope to take more action.
3.) It is important to take action when you see online bullying because someone may be too afraid to defend themselves, and you could really make a difference in their life by doing something about it.
Reacting to cyber-bullying
Have you ever encountered online cruelty?
How do you think someone might feel after being the target of it?
I think they may feel alone and unwanted, and feel like everyone is ganging up on them.
KWL/Key Vocabulary - Cyber-bullying
Complete the K (what do you KNOW) and the W (what do you WANT to know) below based on your knowledge of cyber-bullying.
K: I know that cyber-bulling is a major problem in the world today. Many kids use the internet to hurt kids without having to do it face to face. What many kids don’t know however is that cyber-bullying is illegal and you can get in serious trouble for it.
W: I would like to know how to help someone who is being cyber-bullied.
L: I learned some of the signals of online bullying and what I should do if I see someone in that situation.
To the best of your ability please define the following vocab words within the context of the topic of cyber-bullying.
Target: The person who is being bullied. They are the “target” of the bullyin
Offender: The offender is the person who is doing the bullying.
Bystander: The bystander is the person who watches the bullying going on. Some bystanders will help the target and report the bullying and others may not.
Upstander: Upstander is someone who stands up for the target and defends them against the bully.
Escalate: Escalated is when the bullying gets worse and the problem escalates.
De-escalate: De-escalate is when the bullying calms down and the problem is resolved.