Members of today's college and university communities have unprecedented access to a wide range of technology, including e-mail, blogs, cell phones, and social networking Web sites. Faced with these technologies, an emerging legal challenge confronting today's students, faculty, staff, and community members in the world of higher education is how to address legal issues relating to cyberbullying, a relatively new form of high-tech incivility and harassment using the Internet. Consequently, this entry focuses on the issue of cyberbullying and its growing impact on the higher educational community.

Cyberbullying Defined

Cyberbullying is defined as the use of communication-based technologies, including cell phones, e-mail, instant messaging, text messaging, and social networking sites, to engage in deliberate harassment or intimidation of other individuals or groups of persons using online speech ...

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