The Helmsman: Student Conduct Code- Bullying/Cyberbullying

Category: Bullying Policies School: Furman University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: June 12, 2017

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Bullying and cyberbullying is prohibited. Bullying may involve situations that include, but are not limited to:

  • Imbalance of Power: people who bully use their power to control or harm and the people being bullied may have a hard time defending themselves.
  • Intent to Cause Harm: actions done by accident are not bullying; the person bullying has a goal to cause harm.
  • Repetition: incidents of bullying happen to the same person over and over by the same person or group.

Bullying can take many forms. Examples include:

  • Verbal: name-calling, teasing.
  • Social: spreading rumors, leaving people out on purpose, breaking up friendships.
  • Physical: hitting, punching, shoving.
  • Cyberbullying: using the Internet, mobile phones or other digital technologies to harm others.

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