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Dealing with Cyberbullying?

November 11th, 2013 · No Comments · Perks

Ombudsperson_dancing-rita-wide300x300[The following was submitted by the UMKC Faculty Ombudsperson.]

Ever received a nasty email so mean-spirited that it ruined your day? You may be a victim of “cyberbullying.”

What is cyberbullying? MU’s “Show Me Respect” website defines it as “repeated, intentional and often anonymous act done to harm another person through e-mail, cell phone text messages, social networking web sites, chat rooms, and instant messaging. It can be perpetrated by one person or a group of people.”

For tips on dealing with such problems, check out “Tips for Thwarting Cyberbullying, Cyberharassment and Cyberstalking.”

If you’re grappling with managing work-related issues, faculty are encouraged to contact the Faculty Ombudsperson. More information is available at