Summary: Develop a hashtag and have a bullying prevention/anti-bullying tweet campaign.
Target Grades: 6th grade and above
Length of Activity: Approx. 25 minutes
Materials: Computer with internet and/or twitter access (optional)
Connection to bullying: Twitter is one of many social media sites that teens have used for cyber bullying. However, Twitter is also used for positive and supportive messaging. This activity encourages the use of Twitter for positive communication.
- Identify a hashtag that can be used for the Twitter feed. You can develop one for your school, or use an existing anti-bullying hashtag (#antibullying; #stopbullying365)
- Encourage students to tweet an anti-bullying message during homeroom and have them include the school’s Twitter name. If possible, project the school’s twitter account so that you can see and discuss the messages as they come in.
After a few days of tweets, discuss the content of the tweets and the potential impact of this activity in increasing dialogue and conversation about bullying.