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Cyber Bullying

This unit asks students to make connections about online harassment to their own experiences. Students practice taking a proactive approach to positive messaging and maintaining a safe online presence.

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Previewing the Reflection:

A series of open-ended pre-reading questions designed to engage students, assess prior knowledge, and expose any pre-conceived ideas about the person or culture explored in the Reflection.  Previewing the Reflection questions are intended to be non-threatening and accessible to a range of students.  Students are encouraged to answer honestly, and to discuss their answers with their classmates.

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Reflection: Cyber Bullying by Tanith Ramon-Ibarra

Tanith's One World Reflection sheds light on the prevalence of Cyber Bullying and the effects of being harassed online or through texting. She suggests how parents, teachers, and students can take steps to help kids protect themselves and maintain a positive online presence.

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Understanding the Reflection:

This resource is to be used during and after students read the Reflection.  Included in it are a series of reading comprehension questions designed to check for student understanding of the Reflection.  These questions formats include multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, short response, or other effective questioning strategies.

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Learning Activity: English/Language Arts-Battling Bullying

English/Language Arts / 6th, 7th, 8th / 2-3 class periods (90-135 min)

Students will take a personal look at the issue of cyber bullying as it relates to their peer group. Through a practice of problem and resolution skills, students will create action steps for how they can be a part of affecting positive change to this social phenomenon.

Learning Activity: Social Studies-Understanding Cyber Bullying

Social Studies / 6th, 7th, 8th / 1-3 class periods (90-180 minutes)

Students will explore their own and their classmates’ experiences with cyber bullying and generate ways to respond to and prevent cyber bullying from occurring.  They publish their findings to share with the school.

Reviewing the Reflection:

This resource is to be used after students read the Reflection.  It includes a series of post-reading questions designed to encourage student reflection and assess changes in students' perception and understanding of the cultural issues addressed in the unit through some deliberately repeated questions in the "Previewing the Reflection" activity.

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Responding to the Reflection:

This resource should be used after the students read the Reflection. Students are presented with a list of questions intended to illicit a more personal response about the Reflection they have just read. After considering those questions, students compose a letter to the author of the Reflection with their thoughts, observations, questions and comments.

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