CyberBullies


Introduction

Joey and Johnny got into it in the hall between classes. They had to cut their fight short, because class had started, but instead Joey started to harass Johnny using text messaging. Then Joye went online and wrote some nasty and false things about Joey on Facebook....

Activity

Brainstorm a list of between 5 and 10 rules of conduct that we should require our class wiki users to follow. Then outline why the rules are necessary and how you will enforce the rules.


Focusing Question

  • What is cyberbullying?
  • What are some of the ways a person can be cyberbullied?
  • How can we stop it? How can we prevent it?
  • What should we do if you or a friend is the victim of cyberbullying?


Watch the video here :
http://www.digizen.org/cyberbullying/fullfilm.aspx

Broken Friendship
http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=7e3e07867fafc4d32ec8



Resources:


1. Aftab, Parry. "Do Kids Bully Each Other Online? Let me Count the Ways… ." Net
Bullies. 2 Sept. 2008 <http://www.netbullies.com/pages/2/index.htm>.

2. Gonzalez, Alejandro. "High-tech bullying may be on the rise." USA Today 12 May
2006. 2 Sept. 2008 <http://usatodayeducate.com/wordpress/?dl_id=15>.

3. Kornblum, Janet. "Rudeness, threats make the Web a cruel world." USA Today 31
July 2007. 2 Sept. 2008 <http://usatodayeducate.com/wordpress/?dl_id=6>.

4. Harmon, Amy. "Internet Gives Teenage Bullies Weapons to Wound From Afar." The New York Times (August 26, 2004 pA1 col 01 (43 col): A1. Custom Newspapers. Gale. Marine Park Intermediate #22 - IS 278. 7 Sept. 2008
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5. Maag, Christopher. "When the Bullies Turned Faceless.(Style Desk)." The New York Times 157.54160 (Dec 16, 2007): ST9(L). Custom Newspapers. Gale. Marine Park Intermediate #22 - IS 278. 7 Sept. 2008
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or <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/16/fashion/16meangirls.html>

6. Threats Online: Students Guide to Threat Online
http://cyberbully.org/cyberbully/docs/ctstudentguide.pdf

7. Teen Safety on Info Highway
http://www.safeteens.com/teen-safety-on-info-highway/

8. http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/reallife.htm

9. "Upcoming Study Links Cyberbullying to Suicidal Thoughts". Teach&Learning. 7 April 2010. 7 May 2010. <http://www.techlearning.com/article/29056>

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