Online harassment can occur when digital technologies (social media, email, text message, gaming platforms or other messaging services) are used to post unwanted, inaccurate, or threatening content specifically targeting an individual or group. Behaviors that could potentially be considered online harassment include remarks that a reasonable person would perceive as seriously alarming, seriously annoying, seriously tormenting or seriously terrorizing of the person and that serves no legitimate purpose which can include impersonation, threats, revealing personal information, cyberstalking, or sending unsolicited sexual messages or images.
Please note that this guidance is intended if an individual is being targeted. It is not intended for a university-run social media account that might be experiencing negative comments.
Checklist for Supervisors/Leaders of Employees/Students Experiencing Online Harassment