CYBERBULLYING & ABUSE
Dance Gone Viral
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This lesson aims to teach students about betrayal, flaming, and herd mentality. Students will learn the nuances of these different types of cyberbullying and understand the harmful effects these negative behaviours can cause.
- Suitable for age 13
- 60 minutes + project work
What's in this lesson?
Students will be able to:
- Understand how betrayal can be used as a tool to harm others and the impact it can have on the victim.
- Identify what flaming looks like in online contexts, which includes the use of hurtful or aggressive language in online interactions.
- Examine how the concept of herd mentality relates to cyberbullying and its negative effects in escalating a situation.
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This refers to the tendency of people to go along with what the group is doing, without thinking for themselves. Herd mentality can make it more likely for people to join in and bully someone just because everyone else is doing it, even if they don't actually believe it's the right thing to do.
When someone uses angry, mean, and insulting language to another person online. It can feel like a scary argument because the messages are meant to be hurtful and intimidating.
Betrayal can refer to a friend or trusted peer sharing private or sensitive information, or joining in with others to bully someone. Betrayal can be especially hurtful because it often comes from someone the victim thought was a friend.
Introduction (5 min)
Define the Keywords (15 min)
Investigate the Scenario (30 min)
Project Work (duration as needed)
Key Takeaways (10 min)
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