Student Handbook: Code of Conduct- Cyber-Bullying and Social Media 13-14

Category: Bullying Policies School: Alcorn State University Statement Rating: Red

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Cyber-bullying is the use of cell phones or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. Cyber-bullying may include, but is not limited to, unwanted or unsolicited e-mails to others, threats, sexual remarks, pejorative labels (i.e., hate speech), making victims the subject of ridicule in forums, and posting false statements as fact aimed at humiliation. Cyber-bullies may be direct or take indirect form, including but not limited to, assuming false identity or using another person’s identity to disclose the victims’ personal data (e.g. real name or address) at websites or forums for the purpose of publishing material that defames or ridicules the victim. Cyber-bullies may send threatening, harassing emails and instant messages to the victims, while others may post rumors or gossip and instigate others to dislike the victim.

Students are prohibited from using any electronic device (personal or Alcorn State University’s electronic resources which includes, but is not limited to, all computer-related equipment, computer systems, interconnecting networks, facsimile machines, voicemail and other telecommunications facilities managed by the university) to coerce, intimidate, harass, embarrass, or make threats online via email, text messaging, posts to blogs, websites, and other media to cause fellow students, faculty, staff or administrators emotional distress.
Students are prohibited from using any electronic device (personal or Alcorn State University’s electronic resources which includes, but is not limited to, all computer-related equipment, computer systems, interconnecting networks, facsimile machines, voicemail and other telecommunications facilities managed by the University) to coerce, intimidate, harass, embarrass, or make threats online via email, text messaging, posts to blogs, websites, and other media to cause fellow students, faculty, staff or administrators emotional distress.

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