Day 85

Lesson Objectives

  • 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.

Assignment DCU5.3

  1. Vocabulary
    • 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.
  2. Watch this video telling Stacey’s story.
  3. Make a copy of this document, rename it Rumors-(Your Initials), and move it into your Lesson 5 folder.
  4. Answer the questions in the document in complete sentences.

Assignment DCU5.4

  1. Obtain a partner from your instructor.
  2. You are going to map out two stories.  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.
  3. Make a copy of this document, rename it Dial Down-(Your Initials), and move it into your Lesson 5 folder.
  4. 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.
  5. With your partner, create a new Google Drawing titled Dial It Down-(Your Initials) and move it into your Lesson 5 folder.  Use your handout 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.

Assignment DCU5.5

  1. After completing the assigned tasks in Lesson 5 above, share your Lesson 5 folder with your teacher.  Your folder should have the following files in it:
    • Cyberbullying
    • Rumors
    • Dial Down
    • Dial It Down

Lesson 5 Quiz-DCU

  1. Complete the Lesson 5 Quiz for the Digital Citizenship Unit.