Technology-facilitated harassment and violence involves the use of information and communication technologies to engage in behaviour with the intent of intimidating, embarrassing or harassing others.
Technology-facilitated harassment and violence is known by various names: cyber/online harassment, online abuse, cyber-bullying as a few examples. This type of harassment can happen through a range of information and communication technologies and at different online sites, such as email, social media, blogging and messaging platforms and comments sections of websites.
Wilfrid Laurier University unequivocally embraces the principles of free expression required in an academic environment. Laurier has created a statement expressing our commitment to these principles. The university supports the expression, testing, and challenging of a range of perspectives and ideas, including those that may be deemed difficult, controversial, extreme, or even wrong-headed. As an institution of higher learning, Laurier strives to instill throughout its community the ability to think critically, express ideas clearly and persuasively, and articulate positions that are based on reason, evidence, and frameworks of knowledge.
The university is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all Laurier community members, and to providing access to services that support well-being and safety from physical harm and fostering a study and workplace culture that is supportive of professional and personal development and free from harassment and discrimination. Harassment, through any means, negatively impacts or interferes with the work and learning environment.
If you feel that you are in immediate danger dial x3333 for Special Constable Service (if on campus) or 911.
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