Cyber Bullying: A Prevention Curriculum for Grade 6-12
NOBullying.com: The Movement Against Bullying has reported its 2014 Cyber Bullying Statistics, including:
- 25% of teenagers report repeated bullying via their cell phone or on the Internet
- 52% of young people report being cyberbullied
- 95% of teens who witnessed bullying on social media report that others, like them, have ignored the behavior
- Of the young people who reported cyberbullying incidents against them, 33% of them reported their bullies issued online threats
Cyberbullying can destroy a student's sense of security at home and harm a student's performance and well-being at school. What's more, students who bully and students who are bullied face a greater risk for problem behaviors such as vandalism, theft, truancy, carrying a weapon, or using alcohol or other drugs.
Hazelden, a part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, has developed two extremely popular research-based cyberbullying curricula (for Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-12). Cyber Bullying Grades 6-12, 2nd Edition, is a highly engaging curriculum that has been updated to reflect current technological advances. It includes the latest information and statistics on cyberbullying and how best to address and prevent it.
The 8-session Cyber Bullying: A Prevention Curriculum for Grades 6-12:
- Raises student and parent awareness of what cyberbullying is and why it is so harmful
- Equips students with the skills and resources to treat each other respectfully when using online tools
- Gives students information about how to get help if they, or others they know, are being cyberbullied
- Teaches students how to use technology in positive ways
All materials are included in the facilitators guide and on a CD-ROM. These include: reproducible parent resources, student fact sheets, program poster and student handouts, resources to address cyberbullying school-wide (school policies, legal concerns, etc.), peer leader training materials, and a short training on cyberbullying for program facilitators.
- Introduction to the curriculum
- Curriculum Scope & Sequence
- National Academic Standards alignment: Health Education Standards, Technology Education Standards (Communication and Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision-Making, Digital Citizenship)