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Laws 2014, 3(3), 598-617; doi:10.3390/laws3030598

Cyberbullying at Work: In Search of Effective Guidance

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Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
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School of Professional Communication, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
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Received: 4 May 2014 / Revised: 29 July 2014 / Accepted: 18 August 2014 / Published: 27 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Technology, Social Media and Law)
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Abstract

With rapid technological change has come a blurring of boundaries between personal and workplace space. Employers are challenged to develop guidelines and policies to direct the appropriate use of technology to maintain a civil workplace. Because of the lack of shared understanding, or even terminology, around the issue of cyberbullying, employers are seeking a response from lawmakers to assist with this issue. Lawmakers are reluctant to develop legislation prematurely, given the rapid change in the capabilities of technology, the diverse social norms about its use, and the uncertainty of the role and responsibility of employers in minimizing cyberbullying and facilitating a civil workplace environment. This Canadian study seeks insight into these emerging issues through in-depth interviews with human resource professionals representing diverse business and industry sectors. View Full-Text
Keywords: cyberbullying; work; communication; social media; policy cyberbullying; work; communication; social media; policy
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West, B.; Foster, M.; Levin, A.; Edmison, J.; Robibero, D. Cyberbullying at Work: In Search of Effective Guidance. Laws 2014, 3, 598-617.

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