Building Empathy: Cyberbullying
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and includes Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31, 2023). These Cyberbullying resources are provided for use during school sponsored family events and for teacher use as they integrate digital citizenship into their curriculum.
What is Cyberbullying?
"Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior."
K-12 Family Tips: Help Kids Fight Cyberbullying & Mean Online Behavior
National Crime Prevention Council: Cyberbullying Laws & Legislation
National PTA: Parents Can Prevent Cyberbullying
US Dept. of Health & Human Services: StopBullying.gov
2019-2020 Rights and Responsibility Handbook
"It is the responsibility of all parents, students and other adults in the school community to be aware of incidents of bullying, harassment, and discrimination so that the school community and learning environment are safe."
Chapter 6: Bullying and Harassment
Page 27 or 64: Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination
Cyberbullying Prevention Tips for Kids
Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech
"We are Kind & Courageous."
Students take on these tough topics and play the active role of upstander to build positive supportive online communities and combat online cruelty.
Kindergarten: Media Balance is Important
First Grade: Pause & Think Online
Second Grade: Putting a STOP to Online Meanness
Third Grade: The Power of Words
Fourth Grade: Be A Super Digital Citizen
Fifth Grade: What's Cyberbullying?
Sixth Grade: Digital Drama Unplugged
Seventh Grade: Upstanders and Allies: Action Against Cyberbullying
Eight Grade: Responding to Online Hate Speech
Ninth Grade: What You Send in "That Moment When..."
Tenth Grade: Countering Hate Speech Online
Eleventh Grade: Online Disinhibition and Cyberbullying
Twelfth Grade: The Consequences of Online Hate Speech