EdTech Cyberbullying Jigsaw

Department of Educational Technology
Boise State University

CyberBullying

Audience:This page was created for students at Salmon River High School and Riggins Elementary School.

 

It is unlikely that you ever met Phoebe Prince, Megan Meier, and Tyler Clementi; and you never will. They tragically ended their own lives because of what their peers posted about them on social networking sites.

In 2006, Idaho's legislature redrafted anti-bullying laws which required school districts to address cyberbullying in their anti-bullying policy. The code acknowledged acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying could be committed through "the use of a land line, car phone or wireless telephone or through the use of data or computer software that is accessed through a computer, computer system, or computer network."

 

Our schools have adopted measures to prevent cyberbullying, but the only way we can really prevent it is to provide an opportunity for you to learn about the dangers of cyberbullying and take a stand against it in all of its forms.

This activity will feature four groups of four students. Each group will research an aspect of cyberbullying. Once the research has been completed, groups will be dispersed so each jigsaw has one member from each "expert" group who will relay the information to others at the jigsaw table.

 

Cyberbullying Jigsaw
  Topic Links
Expert Group 1 What is Cyberbullying?

http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber-bullying

In the words of a student...

 

Expert Group 2 Why do people do it?

http://www.netbullies.com/pages/2/index.htm

 

 

Expert Group 3 How can it be prevented?

http://newchoicesinc.org/help/B/cyberbullying

http://www.safetyweb.com/stop-cyber-bullying

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/10/19/08bully_ep.h31.html

 

Expert Group 4

What actions can I take if I am being bullied?

http://www.stopbullying.gov/topics/get_help/index.html

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial-page/buffalo-news-editorials/article597990.ece