Cyberbullying

~45 minutes
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In this simulation, you are a middle school principal responding to challenges associated with advancing technology. You must identify and successfully deal with challenges associated with cyberbullying and its impact on school learning environment, students, faculty/staff, parents, and the community in general. You will become acquainted with and comfortable applying the growing body of law and court cases addressing cyberbullying and first amendment rights.

Key characters include a 6th-grade teacher, leading user of technology, pleasant student targeted by on-line postings, very popular 8th grader who is a target of derisive postings, daughter of PTA President, no-nonsense football coach, parents of offenders
Trade-offs to consider:

  • Guiding your school and community as students gain increasing access to technology, to maximize learning opportunities while addressing the serious downside potentials of life on-line
  • Identifying and dealing with challenges associated with cyberbullying while knowing and applying the growing body of law and court cases addressing cyberbullying and first amendment rights