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Cyberbullying

Subject(s): Internet Etiquette Grade level(s): Teachers Author(s): Group 16

Overview Learning Environment, Goals, and Content

Teaching about cyberbullying and how to identify and avoid it. Learning Environment School cooperation teachers. The school cooperation is comprised of 7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools with approximately 275 teachers in total. Most of the teacher have at least 10years of teaching experience. The school cooperation has 4,500 students and they have recently adopted 1:1 with technology program.

Learning Goals The goal of this lesson is to teach teachers What cyberbullying is How to identify it Provide resources for the teachers to help students

Learning Content A video comparing cyberbullying to a virus and how it spreads and affects its victims Discussion among the teachers in small groups PowerPoint presentation about what cyberbullying is, how to identify it, examples, and how to help students affected After attending the training, the teachers will be able to understand what cyberbullying is and where to get help for a student who is experiencing it. After attending the training, the teachers will be able to educate students in ways to avoid cyberbullying and other terms to use on the internet.

Objectives

Standards

NIST standard VI Social, Ethical, Legal, and Human Issues. Teachers understand the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PK-12 and apply the understand in practice.

Materials

YouTube video PowerPoint presentation Social Media Certificate iPads Projector

Procedure

1. Introduce the topic of the training. 2. Have the teachers open the YouTube video Cyber Bullying Virus on their iPad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmQ8nM7b6XQ. The video shows statistics and effects of cyberbullying. It also shows ways to fight cyberbullying. (5 min duration) 3. After YouTube video is complete, on a PowerPoint slide have a list of 4 questions that the teachers will discuss in small groups of 5-6 fellow teachers. Have the teachers discuss the questions. (5-7 min duration) 4. Bring the teachers back together. Present the PowerPoint presentation that has information about what cyberbullying is, how to identify it, consequences of cyberbullying, and ways to fight it. Use examples from Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of social media. (10 min duration) 5. The teachers will then take a short quiz. (5 min duration) The teachers will receive a certificate upon completion of the training. The certificate will be received after taking a short quiz reviewing what was covered in the training. Technology will be incorporated in two ways. First we will ask the teachers to view the video on their iPads. Second we will be presenting a PowerPoint presentation using a computer and projector. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmQ8nM7b6XQ Presentation

Assessment

Incorporation of Technology Resources

Additional Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLM2yGpOMW8 Image Used in Lesson http://stopcyberbullying.org/index2.html Article 1: Trice, T. Dawn. (September 26, 2011). Students warn peers about cyberbullying. Retrieved from:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-09-26/news/ct-met-tricecyberbullying-092-20110926_1_cyberbullying-facebook-accountsocial-media Article 2: Common Sense Media. (2010). Protecting Kids from Cyberbullying. Retrieved from: http://www.pbs.org/parents/childrenandmedia/article-protecting-kidsfrom-cyberbullying.html

Part B This lesson plan was inspired by the seriousness of cyberbullying. In todays society cyberbullying is a very critical topic because it affects the emotional state of mind of our youth. Educators need to understand what cyberbullying is and the effects it has on those affected. Victims of cyberbullying will be greatly affected to the point where their school work and social life are impacted. Technologys presence in the classroom is increasing with every passing day. It can aid in classroom instruction, but teachers of todays society need to learn about the serious ramifications that can come from the use of technology. With this lesson we aimed to teach educators what cyberbullying is and different forms it can take. We wanted to emphasize that cyberbullying does not just happen on Facebook; it can happen on Twitter, email, texting, Instagram, MySpace, Skype, and other various social media outlets. We wanted the teachers to collaborate and discuss about cyberbullying. By talking with one another, it will hopefully answer questions for those teachers who have them and get teachers interested in stopping cyberbullying. To emphasize the importance of cyberbullying, we created a certificate that the teachers will receive once they have gone through the training. It will be something tangible to show they attended, but also something they can hang in their classroom for students to see.

Part C

Article #1 Students warn peers about cyberbullying Trice, T. Dawn. (September 26, 2011). Students warn peers about cyberbullying. Retrieved from:http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-09-26/news/ct-met-trice-cyberbullying092-20110926_1_cyberbullying-facebook-account-social-media

In this article, Tiffany Witkowski, a 17 year old girl at Metropolitan Science High School in Chicago, tells the story of how she had gotten rid of her Facebook account due to cyberbullying. As a result, she joined a group of anti-cyberbullying supporters and worked with them on creating a anti-cyberbullying video called Your Social Life. The video talks about how big of an issue cyberbullying is and informs kids on how to avoid as well as deal with it. This article relates to our lesson plan because it sheds a great deal of light on how serious of an issue cyber-bullying actually is as well as how harmful its effects can be. In our lesson plan, we presented two youtube videos that give heart-wrenching examples of teens who have been affected by cyberbullying. We also show a PowerPoint that informs teachers everything they should know about cyberbullying and to help a child who is being harassed through through it.

Article #2

Protecting Kids from Cyberbullying

Common Sense Media. (2010). Protecting Kids from Cyberbullying. Retrieved from: http://www.pbs.org/parents/childrenandmedia/article-protecting-kids-fromcyberbullying.html In our second article, Protecting Kids from Cyberbullying, Common Sense Media from PBS parents explains how cyberbullying can take many forms, from individual bullying to public harassment. It then goes on to state the importance of being informed about cyberbullying, as it has a much bigger impact then one would think. Cyberbully 411 reports, 40% of kids say their cyberbullying took place on instant messenger services. 30% said it happened on social networking sites, and 29% said they were bullied while playing an online game (2010, par. 3). The conclusion of the article then gives pointers on what to do should I child be experiencing cyberbullying. One of the tips given is to change your contact information and block the bully. This article greatly summed up the whole purpose of our lesson plan because we gave similar ways of handling a cyberbully as well as important facts designed to encourage people to take action against cyberbullying.