Active Situation Safety Tips
Cyberbullying is a form of bullying that happens through digital devices such as phones or computers and can take place over social media, text, email, gaming, or instant messages. Cyberbullying can include sending, posting, or sharing negative, false, harmful, or mean content about someone else which can cause embarrassment or humiliation. Some other examples of cyberbullying include harassing, threatening, demeaning, or embarrassing someone else using an online platform and in the most extreme cases can lead to suicide. Sometimes, this content can be shared anonymously, making cyberbullying even more threatening.
Due to the pandemic and lack of in-person social connections, more and more students have become connected to their devices more than ever. According to a report by Statista, people around the world, including kids, are spending 20 percent more time on social media than they were pre-pandemic. This increased time online has unfortunately exacerbated the issue of cyberbullying in schools all across the country. On average, about 38 percent of people will experience cyberbullying on social media platforms daily. Yet,….more>>>
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Student Victim Assistance is a confidential disclosure site for students who have experienced sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. Disclosures made to Student Victim Assistance staff will be held in strict confidence and will not serve as notice to the university requiring a review of the disclosed conduct. Students who would like more information or would like to schedule an appointment to speak with Student Victim Assistance staff can call 404-413-1965.
Staff also are here to help students who have experienced any type of recent or past victimization regain a sense of control over their traumatic experience, so that they may resume their academic and personal pursuits. Student Victim Assistance can help students who know someone who has been victimized or would like to learn more about student victimization. Student Victim Assistance offers crisis intervention, advocacy and support for students. Student Victim assistance can assist students to determine their options and provide information related to their experience, even if they have no idea what they need or what they intend to do, which is a normal response to trauma. Students who seek victim assistance services are not obligated to pursue criminal or university charges.