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Building Empathy: Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying Resources

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and includes Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31, 2019). These Cyberbullying resources are provided for use during school sponsored family events and for teacher use as they integrate digital citizenship into their curriculum. 

What is Cyberbullying?

"Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior."

Family Resources


K-12 Family Tips: Help Kids Fight Cyberbullying & Mean Online Behavior

National Crime Prevention Council: Cyberbullying Laws & Legislation

National PTA: Parents Can Prevent Cyberbullying

US Dept. of Health & Human Services:


2019-2020 Rights and Responsibility Handbook

"It is the responsibility of all parents, students and other adults in the school community to be aware of bullying incidents so that the school community and learning environments are safe."

Chapter 6: Bullying and Harassment
Page 55: Cyberbullying 

Cyberbullying Prevention Tips for Kids
Cyberbullying Curriculum

Common Sense Education Digital Citizenship Curriculum

   We Are KindCyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech
   "We are Kind & Courageous."

   Students take on these tough topics and play the
   active role of upstander to build positive supportive       
   online communities and combat online cruelty. 

     Kindergarten: Media Balance is Important

     First Grade: Pause & Think Online

     Second Grade:Putting a STOP to Online Meanness

     Third Grade: The Power of Words 

     Fourth Grade: Be A Super Digital Citizen 

     Fifth Grade: What's Cyberbullying?

     Sixth Grade: Digital Drama Unplugged

     Seventh Grade: Upstanders and Allies:  Action Against Cyberbullying

     Eight Grade: Responding to Online Hate Speech

     Ninth Grade: What You Send in "That Moment When..."

     Tenth Grade: Countering Hate Speech Online

     Eleventh Grade: Online Disinhibition and Cyberbullying

     Twelfth Grade: Should Online Hate Speech Be Censored?