I could apply what I have learned in class in my own life by standing up for the people being bullied, and not be the bystander. I have never seen cyber-bullying personally, but if I ever do I will get involved. I would try and stop the bullying and de-escalate the situation. It is extremely important to try and de-escalate things because the bullying would probably escalate and there is no telling what might happen if it is not stopped.
Have you ever encountered online cruelty? Yes
How do you think someone might feel after being the target of it? They would feel bad and they would believe everything bad that was said about them self.
For next class please complete the following:
1. Finish your “dial it down map” using Popplet and post a link to it on your Tumblr as well as a link to the article or scenario you selected.
2. In a text post, please reflect on the following:
- How could you apply what you learned in class to…
Complete the K (what do you KNOW) and the W (what do you WANT to know) below based on your knowledge of cyber-bullying.
K: Cyber-bullying is wrong and cowardly. A cyber-bully hides behind the computer screen and bullies other people using the Internet. Many people are bullying others and getting away with it,but there have been many reports of this and people have been caught and punished from cyber-bullying.
W: I want to know what you should do if you are being cyber-bullied or you know someone that is being cyber-bullied.
L: I learned that cyber-bullying is a wrong act, it can be stopped if you speak up about it. The bullies that are using electronics are just people who are cowardly.
To the best of your ability please define the following vocab words within the context of the topic of cyber-bullying.
Target: The target is the person who is being cyber-bullied.
Offender: The offender is the person bullying the other person.
Bystander: The bystander is the person who knows that the bullying is going on but does nothing to stop it.
Upstander: The upstander is the person who stands up for the person being bullied and tries to stop the bully.
Escalate: Escalate is when the bullying becomes even worse and more violent.
De-escalate: De-escalate is when the bullying begins to stop and becomes less violent.