I could apply what I learned in class by trying to de-escalate situations when they get tense. I don’t want anyone to have to go through what Pheobe Prince and many others have gone through and I will try to stop it whenever I can.
I haven’t witnessed anything major or constant bullying and if I have I haven’t gotten involved because I thought it wasn’t my place to get involved. I now wish I had because maybe I could have helped the situation get better. If it happens again I will definitely step in and try to fix the situation.
It is important to de-escalate online cruelty because there are serious consequences if you are caught and it could cause the victim emotional harm and cause them to inflict self injury, sometimes even push them to commit suicide. There are a lot of effects of cyber-bullying and people should do all they can to stop it.
Have you ever encountered online cruelty?
I have seen it but it has never been severe and I have never been a part of it.
How do you think someone might feel after being the target of it?
They might feel depressed and alone. They might feel like no one cares and that everyone hates them.
Complete the K (what do you KNOW) and the W (what do you WANT to know) below based on your knowledge of cyber-bullying.
K: I know that cyber bullying is another form of bullying that takes place through the use of technology,even though it is not in person or physical violence, it is just as serious.
W: I want to know what is being done about cyber bullying. I want to know how others are taking action against it.
L: I have learned how to better prevent cyber bullying better and I will now do more when I see something mean spirited occurring over the internet.
To the best of your ability please define the following vocab words within the context of the topic of cyber-bullying.
Target: The target of bullying is the victim who is being bullied.
Offender: The offender is the bully, or person who is attacking another person through words, gestures, or violence.
Bystander: A bystander is someone who stands by and watches what is going on but doesn’t do anything to stop it.
Upstander: Some one who sees what is going on and stops it, ex: stepping in and or deleting posts online.
Escalate: to make the problem worse, not a helpful thing.
De-escalate: to help the problem and change it for the better.