- Reflect on the factors that intensify online cruelty and cyberbullying.
- Identify what targets and Upstanders can do when online cruelty occurs.
- Recognize their own role in escalating or de-escalating online cruelty.
- Escalate is to increase or make more intense.
- De-escalate is to decrease or make less intense.
- Bystander is a person who does nothing when they witness something happening.
- Upstander is a person who supports and stands up for someone else.
- Watch this video telling Stacey’s story.
- Make a copy of this document, rename it Rumors-(Your Initials), and move it into your Lesson 5 folder.
- Answer the questions in the document in complete sentences.
- Obtain a partner from your instructor.
- You are going to map out two different versions of Stacey’s story. One will show how online cruelty escalated in “Stacey’s Story“. The other will show how it might have de-escalated if Stacey had some Upstanders on her side.
- Make a copy of this document, rename it Dial Down-(Your Initials), and move it into your Lesson 5 folder.
- With your partner, decide who will be responsible for depicting which story. One student will complete the left-hand column of the handout to show how the situation escalated. The other person will fill in the Turn Down the Dial on Cyberbullying to show how the situation could have been de-escalated.
- With your partner, create a new Google Drawing titled Dial It Down-(Your Initials) and move it into your Lesson 5 folder. Turn your Dial Down document information into a map. Use elements such as size and color to indicate escalation and de-escalation and arrows to show the flow of events.