Friday, December 18, 2015

Cyberbullying and the Role of the Upstander

What is Cyberbullying?  Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. Learn more about the nature cyber bullying by watching the video below.

Next, read about the status of cyberbullying in America today here and check out related statistics below. 

What Can We Do? Be an Upstander!  If we witness bullying in any form and do nothing, the consequences can be devastating. Watch the video below to understand why being a bystander to bullying can have deadly effects, and why it's vital that we all play a more active role if we see bullying taking place.

Learn more about the importance of being an upstander and not a bystander when it comes to bullying by checking out the information below. 

Now put your new understanding of cyberbullying and the role of the upstander to the test by completing the Cyberbullying Activity, which can be found in your Language Arts