[6-8] Standing Up: What's Your Reputation?

Students learn how to tell when inappropriate online behavior transitions to cyberbullying.

Lesson topics include: the differences between teasing and bullying; the concept of crossing the line; strategies for responding to unwelcome contact; ways to be an upstanding citizen; information on legal issues surrounding cyberbullying; and why reputation is a person's most important asset.

Teacher Guide to Standing Up: What's Your Reputation

Student Guide to Standing Up: What's Your Reputation

Additional lesson resources, including links to pre-lesson activities, student polls, follow-up activities, and "Extend the Lesson" materials, are available at the bottom of the page.

Video: Part 1 (11:17)

Video: Part 2 (11:21)

Video Part 3 (below)

Additional Resources

Video for Pre-Lesson Activity - "Broken Friendship" from NetSmartz

Student Poll #1 - How often do you see things online or by text that, in your opinion, have crossed the line?

Student Poll #2 - In your opinion, what's the biggest reason people participate in online cruelty?

Video for Follow-Up Activity - "You Can't Take It Back" from NetSmartz

"Extend the Lesson" Materials - "Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding" from Common Sense Media


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