Bad Behavior Online

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Bad Behavior Online


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Type: Audio/Video


This classroom resource is a video from PBS LearningMedia about using bad behavior online.  In this video, students learn about bullying, trolling, and free speech on the internet. The internet is a powerful tool for communication, but it can sometimes be a double-edged sword. The internet can bring out the worst behavior in people, highlighting some of the cruelest and most hurtful aspects of humanity. Issues such as bullying online and trolling have garnered a lot of attention recently, prompting questions about who does and should, regulate the internet, and what free speech means online.


This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.2.1) Analyze the influence of external factors on health beliefs and behaviors.

a. Analyze how family, culture, school, and community influence the health practice and behaviors of individuals.

Examples: explaining how holiday celebrations and traditions such as over indulgence in eating and consuming alcohol affect health behaviors; explaining how extra-curricular activities and schedules result in over-consumption of fast food

b. Examine how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

c. Examine how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Example: influence of media on teen body image, sexual activity, drugs, alcohol, violence, cyber-bullying.

d. Cite evidence of how public health policies and government regulations can influence health promotion and disease prevention.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.2.3) Analyze how the perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: addressing topics such as wearing safety equipment, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, suicide, cyber-bullying, weight management, potentially dangerous social media trends

Tags: bullying, cyberbullying, emotional health, free speech, health, internet behavior, internet safety
License Type: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles

While powerful, this resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class. This resource would be valuable in supporting units such as internet responsibility, awareness, recognition and appropriate response to interpersonal conflicts, as well as analyzing influences on health behaviors. 


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Author: Andrea Rains
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit