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1 The Power of Words Cyber Bullying and Unkind Online Language VUSD Grade 4

2 Compare and contrast digital and face-to- face communication Empathize with those who have received mean and hurtful digital messages Judge what it means to cross the line from harmless to harmful communication online Generate solutions for dealing with cyber bullying Objectives: Students will

3 Online Communication How do you use digital media? – Cell phones – Texting, instant messaging – Skype or video chat – Online web sites – Social Media – Online gaming

4 Online Communication What are some advantages of online communication? – immediate – wide audience What are some limitations or disadvantages of online communication? – body language, inflection – anonymous Timed Pair Share

5 Words Can Hurt The experience of Rani and Aruna

6 In their shoes … Talking Chips Timed Pair Share

7 In their shoes … continued Talking Chips Timed Pair Share A Matter of Ethics

8 Is there a difference…?

9 Crossing the Line You are an idiot. Im having a party and you are not invited. I like your new haircut. You are really ugly. Did you finish your homework? O. K. - Harmless Over the Line - Harmful Why is it taking you so long to finish it? You are such a freak. Are you going to the game?

10 How to Handle a CyberBully In groups of 4... Brainstorm – what to do? Write all ideas Star top three Whole class share

11 What to do... Cool down Keep a copy of the communication Ignore the bully; block the bully Find help or tell a trusted adult

12 Lets Check... Alicia receives a text message from her friend that says, I am going skating with Brittany and Maria and you are not invited. How might Alicia feel? (Select all possible answers) a. hurt c. angry b. excited d. unpopular

13 Lets Check... Miguel was playing an online game when he received this message: You are a stupid player, quit the game dork! Miguel immediately quit the game and turned off his computer. According to the researchers, what else could Miguel have done? Kept a copy of the message, told his parent or other adult.

14 Lets Check... Andres gave a report in class on the planet Saturn. Later that afternoon he received a text from a classmate that said, Nice report, nerd! Andres wasnt sure how to react. He is at a disadvantage in interpreting this message. Why? No tone of voice, no facial expression, no body language

15 Did We Meet Our Objectives? Did we Explore the similarities and differences between digital and face-to-face communication? Empathize with those who have received mean and hurtful digital messages? Judge what it means to cross the line from harmless to harmful communication online? Generate solutions for dealing with cyber bullying?

16 Words are Powerful Use with Caution

17 empathize empathize (verb) to understand and share the feelings, emotions, or experiences of another person; to put yourself in another persons shoes Possible sentence: My dog ran away last year, so I can empathize with Mindy over her lost cat.

18 cyber bullying cyber bullying (noun) using electronic or digital media to send mean-spirited messages to or about a person; cyber bullying is often done anonymously Possible sentence: She received several mean texts; she was the victim of cyber bullying.

19 anonymous anonymous (adjective) without revealing an identity or authorship; no signature or name, or use of a different name so others wont know who you are Possible sentence: The PTA received an anonymous donation.

20 advantage advantage (noun) a benefit or a gain; a better position or circumstance; positive factors Possible sentence: Tall students have an advantage when playing basketball.

21 disadvantage disadvantage (noun) An unfavorable position or condition; factors that make achievement difficult; negative factors Possible sentence: Tortoise, because of his slowness, was at a disadvantage in his race against hare.

22 anonymous anonymous (adjective) without revealing an identity or authorship; no signature or name, or use of a different name so others wont know who you are Possible sentence: The PTA received an anonymous donation.


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