This is part of my series of interactive PowerPoints on digital citizenship. In this lesson, the focus is on teaching kids how to treat others kindly on the internet, think about their digital footprint, and combat cyberbullying.
Also in this series:
Internet Credibility (Spotting Fake News)
Overview of PowerPoint :
• Students learn the 3 main reasons people are often meaner on the internet than in real life. 1) You forget an actual person is behind the screen. 2) You don't see their reaction. 3) You don't experience the same social consequences from acting unkind.
• Students learn about cyberbullying with tips on what bystanders should do and what those being bullied should do.
• Students learn about their digital footprint and how asking questions like, "Will I be embarrassed by this or regret it?" can help them choose wisely how to represent themselves online.
• Included are interactive quiz questions and animations.
Note to teachers:
This does contain unkind language and words (ugly, hate, stupid, and loser) in examples related to cyberbullying. I don’t like to include language like this in general, but I think examples are important and need to be realistic so students can recognize them.If I used milder words such as “dork”, some students may dismiss this lesson as out of touch and not helpful or relevant to what they may actually be experiencing. However, because you know your particular class best, the PowerPoint is editable
and you can change any words you want.