WebQuest

Cyber Bullying

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Objectives: 

  • Students will be able to define the term Cyber Bullying.
  • Students will be able to describe the impact that Cyber Bullying can have on an individual. 
  • Students will be able to describe ways to prevent Cyber Bullying.
  • Students will be able to work in a group to create a public service announcement (PSA) that addresses the issue of Cyber Bullying.
Learners: 
This WebQuest is intended for middle and high school aged students but can be used for upper elementary depending on the independence level of the students.

Oregon Health Education Standards:
HE.05.HS.07 Advocate for the benefits of safe and healthy actions and environments at home, at 
school and in the community.

Literacy Skills:
Internet literacy: Students will be retrieving information from websites. This involves knowing how to read websites as it is a different medium than print.
Reading comprehension: Students will be reading about Cyber Bullying on websites and they will need to comprehend the information so that they can use it to make an informative public service announcement (PSA).

Scaffolding:
Students will be researching information online through a scaffolded WebQuest. The step by step nature of the process section will guide students through completing the WebQuest and creating a PSA to summarize the information that they learned.

Adaptations:
Students are given the opportunity to complete individual tasks as well as tasks in groups. The division of labor in creating the PSA allows for students to work in areas that best fit their needs and abilities. Additionally, information can be printed out for students that need to read from a hard copy.

Next Steps: 
This project can continue with other types of bullying as students continue their learning on this expansive topic. There are opportunities for students to write to their local and state government to advocate for stronger anti-bullying laws. Students an also create presentations for the entire school to share their anti-bullying knowledge.

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