Residence Hall Manual: Cyber-Stalking and Bullying

Category: Bullying Policies School: University of Texas at Austin Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: March 13, 2017

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Using electronic media, such as the Internet, email, or other electronic communications devices, to repeatedly threaten or harass another person is a crime. Cyber-stalking is similar to physical stalking in that the stalker’s intended purpose is to exert or maintain control over their victim. In many cases, the person being stalked is familiar with the stalker. Cyber-bullies send hateful e-mails, postings, or text messages to taunt their targeted victims.

Residents who are suspected to have engaged in cyber-stalking or bullying will be referred to the Dean of Students for possible disciplinary action.

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