Tech Tip Tuesday: #eCubSafe It's Cool to Be Kind
It is important to teach our students to be kind on the internet. As that might sound childish, it actually can be applied to every age. It has become way too easy to hide behind the computer or phone and post something that you would not say face to face. Those words are hurtful.
Here are some vocabulary terms to be familiar with from Google's Be Awesome Curriculum:
trolling: posting or commenting online in a way that is deliberately cruel, offensive, or provocative
target: the person being bullied or victimized
aggressor: the person doing the harassing or bullying; though sometimes called the "bully," bullying prevention experts advise never to label people as such
conflict: an argument or disagreement that isn't necessarily repeated
bystander: a witnes to harassment or bullying who recognizes the situation but chooses not to intervene
upstander: a witness to harassment or bullying who supports the target privately or publicly, sometimes including trying to stop and/or report the incident they witnesses
cyberbullying: bullying that happens online or through using digital devices
bullying: purposefully mean behavior that is usually repeated. The person being targeted often has a hard time defending themselves.
*Let's have a conversation with our students about how to be kind to each other online.