What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place with the use of different kinds of technology and social media. It can be used on various sorts of devices such as computers, cell phones, iPads and tablets. It often occurs through the use of social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter. However, it also happens through texting, online chatting and other various forms of communication. It is done to inflict emotional pain and degrade another person or persons.
Examples of Cyberbullying:
- Sending mean or inappropriate text messages and emails
Cyber bullying violates the following provision of the Student Code of Conduct, which can be found online in Section II. Prohibited Conduct of the Student Code of Conduct:
Harassment, Threats and Bullying: Persistent, severe or pervasive verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, bullying, or other conduct which threatens or endangers the mental or physical health/safety of any person or causes reasonable apprehension of such harm.