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SOCIAL NETWORKS AND CYBERBULLYING

CLASS 1

PREPARATION

1) Look at these logos of different types of social media. Which ones do you recognise? Which social
networking sites do you use? Do you use any other apps or social networking sites that are not in the
picture? Which one(s)? Discuss in pairs.

-Which are the most/least popular social networking sites in your class? Make a top 5 chart.

2) What do you use social media for? Tick the columns that apply. Add any other(s) social networks that
you frequently use and/or any other ideas on what you use them for.

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Facebook Twitter Snapchat Instagram
1) Post a comment/ a
video/ a photo
2) Listen to music
3) Chat with friends
4) Share a video/
photo/ comment
5) Follow friends
6) Like a photo/ a
video/ a comment
7)
8)

Share your ideas with the class: I use Facebook to........ / I don’t use Instagram to........

CORE TASK

- https://www.emarketer.com/Article/Facebook-WhatsApp-Winning-Social-Platforms-Argentina/1014088

- Skim this text about the use of social media in Argentina. Which are the most popular social networks in our
country? Are they the same as in your class?

Scan the text. What do these percentages refer to?

34% _________________________________________________

71% _________________________________________________

3 % _________________________________________________

39 % ________________________________________________

Facebook and WhatsApp Are Winning Social Platforms in Argentina

June 15, 2016

Facebook is the most popular social platform for internet users in Argentina, according to a
report by Carrier y Asociados. Nearly 100% of those surveyed say they had used the platform.

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The survey, which asked whether internet users had a profile on various social sites, revealed
higher penetration rates than eMarketer estimates for monthly active usage. For example,
eMarketer estimates that this year, just 71.0% of internet users in Argentina will actually use
Facebook on a monthly basis. Overall, eMarketer estimates, 72.7% of internet users in
Argentina will use social networks monthly this year.
While trailing Facebook significantly, WhatsApp had been used by 70% of internet users;
perhaps more surprisingly, Google+ saw significant usage in Argentina. Over 60% of
respondents say they had used the platform as of April 2016.
In July 2015, for example, TNS found that only 34% of internet users in Brazil used Google+ on
a daily basis. In December 2015, comScore MMX reported that Google+ ranked ninth among
social networks in unique visitors in Latin America, with just 8.0 million to Facebook’s 140.6
million. So it seems likely that many of those in Argentina who used Google+ at one time are
not regular users.

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Indeed, just 3% of respondents to the Carrier y Asociados survey said Google+ was their
preferred social media platform, less than Twitter and Instagram, though a lower number of
respondents had used those platforms.
And while Facebook might be the most commonly used platform in Argentina, users aren't
necessarily in love with it. About two in five (39%) of those surveyed called Facebook their
preferred platform, which is a solid chunk of respondents, but nearly 10 points behind
WhatsApp.

FOLLOW UP

- Complete this survey about you. Then, compare your results with a partner.

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- Collect the class results and show these results in a bar graph or in a pie chart. Report the results to the class.
What do the results show? What are your conclusions on these findings?

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the lesson students will be able to

 Recognize different social networking sites


 Reflect upon the use of social media

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CLASS 2

PREPARATION

- Which of these feelings would you associate to each emoji? Write them on the lines

LOATHE/HATE LOVE/ADORE LIKE DON’T LIKE BORED SCARED

_____________________
_____________________ _____________________

____________________
_____________________ ____________________

Read these statements about social media:

I’m bored with reading negative comments on posts.

I don’t like posting photos on my Facebook profile.

I love watching videos on YouTube.

I’m scared of revealing personal details on my social networking sites.

Now, write about you. How do you feel about..?

- making new friends through social networking sites

- posting photos

- posting comments

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-reading articles on Facebook

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________

Some people use social media to post negative comments or information or to torture others. Look at these
pictures about Cyberbullying. What do you think is the message these pictures are trying to communicate?
What can go wrong when using social media?

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What is likely to happen if you don’t set your privacy settings right? What is more likely to happen? What else can
happen? Discuss in pairs, then share your opinions with the class.

More likely to happen 9


Less likely to happen
Some social media users.....

-post unpleasant comments on Facebook

-viralize videos to expose others

-get access to your Facebook account

-download photos from your profile

CORE TASK

Hannah’s story, part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdib1swfmTc

Hannah’s story, part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0peQFBSlpjE

Sofía’s story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_ahOMcNwHQ

Watch these videos. They tell the story of two girls: Hannah and Sofía. Complete this chart:

STORY PEOPLE INVOLVED SETTING CONFLICT


Hannah’s
Sofía’s

- First, watch Hannah’s story and summarize what happens to her.

Use these words: first, then, next, after that....

What do both stories have in common? What’s different? Use the venn diagram below to compare and
contrast Hannah’s and Sofía’s stories.

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HANNAH SOFÍA

What advice would you give Hannah and Sofía? Use should / shouldn’t

What do you imagine that could happen next in each story? Think of a solution for each situation. Choose one
of the stories and role-play it in groups.

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FOLLOW UP

- Look at this poster about Cyber bullying. What concepts from the poster apply to Sofía and Hannah’s stories?

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the lesson students will be able to

 Identify the structure like/do not like, love, hate+ verb+ ing
 Explain the meaning of cyber bullying
 Implement modals such as may/can/might/ could
 Analyze the different uses of connectors (first, then, next)
 Compare and contrast what happens in different stories
 Interpret the use of should/shouldn´t to give advice
 Create a comic

CLASS 3

PREPARATION

Which tips would you give others to use social media safely? Read and write the following tips under the
correct pictures. Which ones would you add? Which ones do you think are the most important? What makes
you think so?

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CORE TASK

Safer Internet Day (SID) is celebrated around the world in February of each year, with
Safer Internet Centres, SID Committees and other supporters in each of the countries
coming together to plan and organise events.

Safer Internet Day 2017 took place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 with a theme of "Be the
change: Unite for a better internet".

Argentina Safer Internet Day Committee -


Chicos.net
URL: http://chicos.net/Organisational email address: info@chicos.net

About our SID activities


For Safer Internet Day 2017, we are planning a social campaign that promotes to reflect upon
how we use technology. How do we use Whatsapp groups? How do we use cell phones
during dinner time? For the later one, we are promoting our
campaign #CenaSinPantallas (Dinner without screens) launched during our second regional
event on literacy and digital citizenship, "Technology for a better world", which took place in
Buenos Aires, Argentina.

On 7 February 2017, Marcela Czarny, Chicos.net President, will be giving a conference for
Humanities National University in Misiones, Argentina. Andrea Urbas, Chicos.net Director, will
be giving a conference for Costa Rica during the event "Let's join together for a Safer Internet:
Challenges and perspectives" where she will talk about "Technology and online security:
present situation and perspectives".
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What we are doing to 'be the change' for a better internet...
The beneficiaries are children and teenagers, as well as teachers, parents and other agents
related to formulating and guaranteeing the respect of their rights.

Chicos.net's approach seeks that the implemented initiatives include information and
communication technologies (ICT) as facilitators of access to information and quality content,
to social and scholarly inclusion, to the right of expression and participation and to a safe and
responsible use of them.

Chicos.net is currently leading the NATIC Network which is a Latin American Network to
protect children and teenagers on the internet. The NATIC Network is formed by a group of
civil society organisations in Latin America committed to promoting the rights of children and
adolescents to safe and responsible use of new information and communication technologies.
These organisations have a common framework approach based on the Rights of Children
and shared values, principles and objectives.

Chicos.net Association promotes digital citizenship, understanding it as the set of rights and
responsibilities that every "inhabitant" of the online world has. In this "country-nation" without
geographic limits, all the social actors which include the state, the private sector, the
communication media, educational institutions, the family, the children and teenagers must
enforce their rights; but also they must fulfil their obligations, especially the ones related to
protection, education, non discrimination, freedom of expression and access.

Chicos.net looks forward to defending children and teenager's rights to a safe and
responsible use of the new ICT by giving them a serious role of participation in all that
concerns them. That is based on our belief that a better internet can only be achieved if all the
parts involved in the use of the new ICT take responsibility for their actions and are aware of
their rights as digital citizens.

About the organisation


Chicos.net is a nonprofit civil organisation that works to improve children's and teenager's
quality of life. Together with private and public organisations, international cooperation
agencies and areas of CSR companies, Chicos.net designs and implements initiatives that
promote the fulfilment of children's rights.

Read the text about Internet Safety Day in Argentina. Who organizes that campaign in our country?

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Scan the text. Work in groups to complete the graphic organizer.

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-These tips may help you organize the ideas:

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FOLLOW UP

-What do you think the purpose of the campaign #CenaSinPantallas mentioned in the text is? What may this
campaign be about? What makes you think so? Make a poster and write a slogan to support that campaign.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the lesson students will be able to

 List some tips in order to use social media safely


 Comment and give their opinions about a text
 Reflect on the Safer Internet Day
 Design a poster
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CLASS 4

PREPARATION

Do you think that you spend too much time using your cell phone? Read and do this survey. Do you think the
results are fair enough for you? Why (not)? Explain.

-what reasons does the article give to support the idea of switching off more often? Underline them in the
text. What other reasons would you use to support that idea?

CORE TASK

- Read these answers to the question: Could you live without your mobile?

Which answer do you agree most with? Why?


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- Write your own answer. How many people in your class wrote a NO answer? List the most popular
reasons.

FOLLOW UP

- Organize a class debate. Students who wrote a YES answer and students who wrote a NO answer get
together in two separate groups. List your reasons and be ready to discuss with the other group. Try to explain
your reasons and convince the others.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the lesson students will be able to

 Discuss about the use of cell phones


 Organize a debate

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Class 5

PREPARATION

Discuss these questions about selfies in small groups. Write down some ideas or key words. Then compare and
share your answers with the class.

CORE TASK

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"#SELFIE"

- Read this song called “Selfie”. Where would you write these words in the song? What kinds of words are
they? (Verbs, nouns...) how do you know what words could fit in each space? Explain

pretty bathroom shoes home girl Table filter dress likes

followers texting dance

When Jason was at the ___________


I kept on seeing him look at me while he was with that other __________
Do you think he was just doing that to make me jealous?
Because he was totally ___________ me all night last night
And I don't know if it's a booty call or not
So... like what do you think?
Did you think that girl was ____________?
How did that girl even get in here?
Do you see her?
She's so short and that ____________ is so tacky
Who wears Cheetah?
It's not even summer, why does the DJ keep on playing "Summertime Sadness"?
After we go to the______________, can we go smoke a cigarette?
I really need one
But first,
Let me take a selfie

Can you guys help me pick a ___________?


I don't know if I should go with XX Pro or Valencia
I wanna look tan
What should my caption be?
I want it to be clever
How about "Livin' with my bitches, hash tag LIVE"
I only got 10 ___________ in the last 5 minutes
Do you think I should take it down?
Let me take another selfie

Wait, pause, Jason just liked my selfie


What a creep
Is that guy sleeping over there?
Yeah, the one next to the girl with no ________ on
That's so ratchet
That girl is such a fake model
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She definitely bought all her Instagram __________
Who goes out on Mondays?
OK, let's go take some shots
Oh no, ugh I feel like I'm gonna throw up
Oh wait, nevermind I'm fine
Let's go dance
There's no vodka at this table
Do you know anyone else here?
Oh my God, Jason just texted me
Should I go __________ with him?
I guess I took a good selfie

Glossary

A booty call: a phone call for sex

Tacky: horrible

Ratchet: very bad

Throw up: vomit

- Listen to the song to check your answers.

-What’s the story behind this song? Use this graphic organizer to retell what happens in the song. Work in
small groups. Compare your ideas with another group’s ideas. Then, share with the class.

The first idea has been completed for you. Think and continue summarizing the story.

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A girl

- Go back to your answers about selfies. What is the purpose of taking selfies? Why do you think people take
selfies?

Read these lines from the song. Why do you think the girl from the song took a selfie? Explain in your words
what do you think these lines mean. Then, discuss your ideas with the class.

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Lines from the song What I think they mean

I only got 10 likes in the last 5 minutes


Do you think I should take it [the selfie] down?

FOLLOW UP

-Look at this poster of a campaign called “Keep it to your selfie”. What do you think the purpose of the
campaign was? What may happen with selfies?

Think and write down three ideas. Use may / might.

 _________________________________________
 _________________________________________
 _________________________________________

- What do you think are good tips for taking safe selfies?

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Sort these ideas out into Dos and Don’ts. Would you add any other tips? Which ones? Which tips do you think
are the most important ones? Why?

Show your body much wear few clothes make sure that you don’t show your house much

include other people who don’t want to be on the selfie pay attention that you are taking the selfie at a
safe place

show personal information, such as your address or phone number

viralize it in your social networks without changing privacy settings

DOs DON’Ts

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the lesson students will be able to

 Explain the meaning of the term “selfie”


 Analyze the content of a song

CLASS 6

PREPARATION

- How important do you think it is to set your privacy settings on Facebook and other social networks? Why do
you think this is important? Do you know how to set a safe, private profile? Work with a partner and write
some tips to set a private profile.

CORE TASK

Watch this tutorial to set a private profile. Did you know about all these tips? Which ones do you think are the
most important ones?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9NoyYVJPvk

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FOLLOW UP

Think about another social networking site. How do you keep it private, so that only your friends or followers
can have access to your posts and information? Make a video tutorial in groups.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the lesson students will be able to

 Define how to set a private profile on social networking sites


 Design a video tutorial

FINAL OUTCOME

- Read the comic. Did you know about the digital footprint? What can you do to leave a safe digital footprint?

- Organize workshops in groups to show other students at your school how to use social networking sites
safely. You can make video tutorials to teach others to create a safe personal profile, roleplay a situation in
which there’s a conflict, such as in Hannah’s and Sofía’s cases, and show how you would solve it, give tips for
safe selfies, or organize your own campaign, such as #CenaSinPantallas.

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