Division 56 → Student - $5 CE Option

Cyber Harassment In The Academy - Student CE

This webinar will provide an overview of cyber harassment among academic staff and faculty, including the forms cyber harassment may take, who perpetrates cyber harassment, the prevalence of cyber harassment, and the impact of cyber harassment on targets, particularly targets who are members of minoritized groups. The webinar will also discuss individual and institutional strategies for responding to cyber harassment, ways to support individuals who experience cyber harassment, and how to advocate for changes to ensure that targets of cyber harassment receive adequate protection and support.

Presented by:
Heather Littleton

Learning Objectives:
1. Delineate the forms cyber harassment of academic faculty and staff may take and the potential impact of cyber harassment on targets.
2. Develop an effective response and support plan for an individual experiencing cyber harassment.
3. Develop an advocacy plan to improve protection and support for targets of cyber harassment.

Dr. Heather Littleton is Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Research Operations at the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Her work focuses on social-cognitive factors in trauma recovery, particularly following sexual and intimate partner violence. Her work also focuses on the use of technology to deliver evidence-based trauma prevention and intervention programs.

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Faucher, C., Cassidy, W., & Jackson, M. (2018). Power in the tower: The gendered nature of cyberbullying among students and faculty at Canadian universities. In W. Cassidy, C. Faucher, & M. Jackson (Eds.), Cyberbullying at university in international contexts (pp. 66-79). Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.4324/9781315189406/cyberbullying-university-international-contexts-wanda-cassidy-chantal-faucher-margaret-jackson?refId=038f64de-0be9-45cd-813e-dde3e61163f5&context=ubx

Marwick, A., Blackwell, L., & Lo, K. (2016). Best practices for conducting risky research and protecting yourself from online harassment. Data and Society Research Institute. https://datasociety.net/pubs/res/Best_Practices_for_Conducting_Risky_Research-Oct-2016.pdf

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Veletsianos, G., Houlden, S., Hodson, J., & Gosse, C. (2018). Women scholars’ experiences with online harassment and abuse: Self-protection, resistance, acceptance, and self-blame. New Media & Society, 20(12), 4689–4708. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444818781324
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Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever