What is Cyberbullying?
NASPA Leadership Exchange, Vol. 29, Spring 2009
2 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2009
Date Written: March 2009
Cyberbullying does not yet have a generally accepted definition. Therefore, if universities are considering adding cyberbullying as a conduct code offense, they should stop and take at least four steps: (1) consider the types of activity that might be included within the term, (2) consider the type of harm, (3) consider the level of intent required by the offender, and (4) determine the extent that it will address off-campus conduct. Proposed definitions that emphasize severe, repeated, and hostile conduct are likely the best direction for most campuses.
Keywords: cyberbully, cyberbullying, bully, bullying, Megan Meier, college, university, conduct code
JEL Classification: K10, K13
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