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Due to rising COVID-19 numbers, the Library will continue to provide remote services only during the 2020 Fall semester.  The Library spaces will remain closed at this time…Learn More

What is Cyberbullying?

Logo for the National Crime Prevention CouncilCyberbullying is similar to other types of bullying, except it takes place online and through text messages sent to cell phones. Cyberbullies can be classmates, online acquaintances, and even anonymous users, but most often they do know their victims.

National Crime Prevention Council-  The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation’s leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. To achieve this, NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies

Information about Library Services During Covid-19

We are still here for you!

Library Services on Campus are closed during the Covid-19 Event (this includes printing, computer usage, book checkout, and inter-library loans). For more information about Library Closings click here.

However, you can still receive reference help by using our Ask-A-Librarian webchat or emailing one of our Librarians. Tutoring is also completely online with a direct link in Blackboard. For technology help, see our schedule for Virtual Technology Chats, and stay tuned for Library Instruction Workshops coming soon.

What is Bullying?

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.

In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:

  • An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
  • Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.


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Strategies/Techniques for Handling Hot Topics

 

                                      

hot topicsConducting academic research on hot topics can be tricky.

Make sure you:

  • choose your sources carefully (avoid misinformation) and understand the author's intentions and/or bias.
  • stick to the facts and logic in your own argument or discussion
  • recognize the emotional aspect of dealing with controversial topics

 

For more information, visit the Media Literacy Research Guide.

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