Student Handbook: Cyberbullying and Cyber Harassment Policy Statement

Category: Bullying Policies School: University of West Alabama Statement Rating: Red Last updated: October 11, 2017

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A safe and civil environment is necessary for students to be successful in their educational pursuits. Cyberbullying or cyber harassment by any member of the University of West Alabama community (student, faculty, staff, etc.) toward another individual constitutes conduct that disrupts the educational environment of the University.

Examples of cyberbullying and cyber harassment include, but are not limited to, harsh text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.


The Code prohibits acts of cyberbullying or cyber harassment through the use of any electronic technology, which includes, but is not limited to, devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers and tablets as well as communication tools, including, but not limited to, text messages, chat platforms, websites and social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Vine, and blogs. Students who use University networks or technology to conduct such activity may be disciplined in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct.

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