A new state standard was added this year regarding online kindness. This was the focus of our lessons in all grade levels in January. As part of my end-of-the-year data collection, I asked fourth and fifth graders what would happen if they took a picture of someone without their permission and posted in online and a tip for communicating online in a kind and safe manner. Here is the data:
*50% of fourth and fifth graders knew the consequence would be an office referral or worse. Several other students listed consequences as they person’s feelings would be hurt, or it would be a problem. Other students also stated just “don’t do it”.
*98% of students identified how to be safe and respectful online including don’t give out personal information, don’t bully, make sure you know who the person is, don’t say bad words, etc.
We will address these objectives again next year.