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Be Upstanding.  What does it mean to be brave?  How can you show bravery if someone is being cyberbullied and you are a witness?

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1 Be Upstanding

2  What does it mean to be brave?  How can you show bravery if someone is being cyberbullied and you are a witness?

3  Stacey’s Story Stacey’s Story

4  Bystander – someone who sees cyberbullying happening, but does nothing to help  Upstander – an ally; someone who is not directly involved in the cyberbullying incident, but who steps in to help anyway because they empathize with the target of the bullying  Empathize – to imagine the feelings that someone else is experiencing

5  Read the story about Kevin and Jose  Create a Cyberbullying Map  Show all of the players in this situation (bully/bullies, target, bystanders)  To represent people, you can use circles, a labeled web, stick figures

6  Who are the bystanders?  What would you do if you were a bystander?  What would you say to Jose if you wanted him to stop?  What would you say to Kevin or do for him to show your support for him?  What could you say to the other kids at school who viewed the video and left cruel comments?  How could you have involved a trusted adult?

7  In this true story, many people contributed to the cyberbullying. But there were many more kids who knew about the situation, but chose not to get involved. Kids who are not cyberbullying but who see, hear, or know about it are called bystanders. In this situation, kids in school who witnessed the abuse and kids online who viewed the video were bystanders.

8  The people who posted cruel comments were just as guilty of being bullies as the boys who originally uploaded the video  Trusted adults can help, and they can keep you anonymous  Ask a guidance counselor to talk to the target  Ask a technology teacher to investigate whether it would be possible to remove the video from the site  Ask a school principal to enforce school bullying rules

9  Check out this short PSA from MTV’s AThinLine.org Check out this short PSA from MTV’s AThinLine.org

10  What kind of online behaviors could be considered cyberbullying?  What does it mean to be a bystander to cyberbullying?  What are some things a bystander do to become an upstander?

11  Option 1: The PSA  PSAs (Public Service Announcements) are messages in the public interest that are meant to help raise awareness or change attitudes about a particular social issue. These campaigns, popular since World War II, tend to be short, multimedia messages.  Working in groups of 4-6 and using the iPads, create a PSA about the importance of being an upstander in 45 seconds or less.

12  Option 2: The Google Slide  What does it mean to be an upstander? Think of a person who is an upstander. This can be a leader from modern or historical times, a personal acquaintance you know, or even yourself.  On your own using the Netbooks, create a Google Slide, also known as a “One-Slider Story” or a “One-Slider.”Google Slide  On your “One-Slider,” illustrate how and why this person is an upstander. Include an image and caption to demonstrate how this person has inspired you to take action against bullying.  You may create or find an image to illustrate your "One- Slider." Your caption is limited to 140 characters. "One- Sliders" should include a citation if the image used is not your own.

13  Option 3: The Paper Slide  What does it mean to be an upstander? Think of a person who is an upstander. This can be a leader from modern or historical times, a personal acquaintance you know, or even yourself.  On your own using paper, create a paper slide that illustrates how and why this person is an upstander. Include an image and caption to demonstrate how this person has inspired you to take action against bullying.  You must create an image to illustrate your paper slide. Your caption is limited to 140 characters.

14  All assignments are due Thursday, 1/17  All assignments must be presented  If you have a video, I will hook up your iPad to the projector and play it (NOTE YOUR iPAD #!).  If you have a Google slide, you will pull it up on the computer and present it (NOTE YOUR NETBOOK #!).  If you have a paper slide, you will put it on the overhead and present it.


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