How to Talk to Kids About Difficult Subjects
Help your students’ families have frank, compassionate conversations with their kids. In a world where even little kids learn about horrific subjects, it’s important for parents to put things in perspective, field questions, and search for answers together.
Lesson plans for creating a culture of inclusion and kindness
Digital Citizenship Pledge (Gr. 3–5): How do you create a positive online community? Students will establish group norms to create a positive online community that promotes responsible and respectful digital behavior within their classrooms.
Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding (Gr. 6–8): How do you judge the intentions and impact of people’s words and actions online? Students learn about the difference between being a passive bystander versus a brave upstander in cyberbullying situations.
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Breaking Down Hate Speech (Gr. 9–12): How can you create a community culture in which hate speech is unacceptable, both online and offline? Students learn the definition of hate speech and understand how it affects individuals, groups, and communities.
[Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on Common Sense Education.]