#98 How You Treat Others Online

This Conversation Will Help You…


  1. ability to say what cyberbullying is (definition) and what it looks like in their life
  2. ability to say how they would like to be treated online by friends, strangers, and family
  3. ability to say what looks opposite of cyberbullying – what is supportive and positive to all
  4. ability to explain their intentions (about how they act online) to other people



Think About This First

  • When people talk about cyberbullying, what do they mean?
  • What do they usually talk about?
  • What does it mean to you?
  • How is it the same and different from regular bullying?
  • Is it less serious or more serious?
  • Why?



Having the Conversation


Start here:

How do you want to be treated by others when you are online?

Is this mostly the same as how you want to be treated by others in person, or is it different?

In what ways is it different?

Does it depend on if the person is a friend or a stranger?

How so?



How do you treat others when you are online?

What do you consider when you are deciding how to act to others?

Do you act differently online than you do in person?

What makes it different?

How do you show respect to people when you are online?

How does that look?

Do you treat strangers differently than you treat your friends?


Keep Talking:  

If we were going to talk about the opposite of cyberbullying, what would that be?

What would you see that would show you that respect is happening?

How would you show respect in what you do and say?

How can you help promote this kind of respect with the people you know?

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