Putting a STOP to Online Meanness

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Putting a STOP to Online Meanness



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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan


The internet is filled with all kinds of interesting people, but sometimes, some of them can be mean to each other. With this role play, help your students understand why it's often easier to be mean online than in person, and how to deal with online meanness when they see it.

Students will be able to:
  • Understand what online meanness can look like and how it can make people feel
  • Identify ways to respond to mean words online, using S-T-O-P

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Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
6) Demonstrate appropriate behaviors for communicating in a digital environment.

Example: netiquette.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
7) List positive and negative impacts of digital communication.

Example: Anything posted or communicated electronically may be easily reproduced and could remain a positive or negative part of your digital identity/footprint.

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Author: Aimee Bates