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Cyberbullying

DISCLAIMER: If you are receiving death threats or believe yourself to be in immediate physical danger, please dial 911. 

Cyberbullying is the sharing of negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else with the intention to embarrass or humiliate them. Cyberbullying occurs through various channels of digital communication including social media, text messages, and email.  

Verbal abuse by a member of the campus community violates the Student Code of Conduct and interferes with the mission of the University.

Cyberbullying tactics posted or shared using the University's computing resources to harass or threaten others, violates the University's Appropriate Use Policy.

Seton Hall University is committed to providing a working, learning and living environment that is free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation and strives to afford fair and equitable treatment to all members of the University community, regardless of their membership in any legally protected class. Please consult the Nondiscrimination/Title IX Statement on steps for reporting cyberbullying.  

Tips for Dealing with Cyberbullying:  

  • Save all evidence of cyberbullying. 
  • Block the bully on your phone, email and text messaging services. 
  • Get a new email account and/or mobile telephone number if necessary. 
  • Don't reply to bullying messages. 
  • Treat others the way you'd like to be treated. 
  • Don't be ashamed to alert the proper authorities about being bullied. 
  • REPORT the harassing behavior 

Anyone on campus who personally receives a specific threat by any means (in person, note, phone call, social media, or email) should contact Public Safety (973) 761-9300, or email security.request@shu.edu.  

If you are not in immediate danger but would like to talk to someone please call Counseling & Psychological Services at (973) 761-9500 to speak with a professional counselor.

For more information about cyberbullying please visit StopBullying.gov or Backgroundchecks.org.