Cyberbullying

Introduction

What Is Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior.

The most common places where cyberbullying occurs are:

  • Social Media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Tik Tok
  • Text messaging and messaging apps on mobile or tablet devices
  • Instant messaging, direct messaging, and online chatting over the internet
  • Online forums, chat rooms, and message boards, such as Reddit
  • Email
  • Online gaming communities
Task

Write a Persuasive Essay on The Effects of Cyberbullying. This essay should be no less than two pages.

Evaluation

Persuasive Rubric

Total: 15 points

Criteria 3 Exceeds Standards 2 Approaching Standards 1 Not Meeting Standards
Goal or Thesis There is one goal or thesis that strongly and clearly states a personal opinion and identifies the issue. There is one goal or thesis that states a personal opinion and identifies the issue. The personal opinion is not easily understood. There is little or no reference to the issue
Organization Carefully organized with varied transitions: Lead grabs reader's attention; Conclusion works well; Details & paragraphs are in right order. Has some transitions: Missing lead or conclusion; Most parts of paper fit together; Most details & paragraphs are in right order. Few transitions used: Lead / conclusion missing; Too many details are out of order.
Reasons and Support Three or more excellent reasons are stated with good support. It is evident that a lot of thought and research was put into this assignment. Two reasons are made but with weak arguments. Arguments are weak or missing. Less than two reasons are made.
Word Choice Word choice is creative and enhances the argument. There is evidence of attention to word choice. Word choice is limited.
Conventions Has NO errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling & grammar; Writing is easy to read. Has SOME (3 – 5) errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling & grammar; Sounds mostly correct when read aloud. Too many errors in capitalization (6 or more), punctuation, spelling & grammar; Writing is difficult to read due to errors; Editing needed.

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