Law & Ethics Training for HR Professionals and Company Employees
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Employers Should Consider Cyberbullying Policies
I found a good article on this topic, and advise all employers to consider the following:
Workplace bullying can be defined as the “repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators” that may include “threatening, humiliating, or intimidating” conduct; work interference; or verbal abuse, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute website.
About half of the organizations surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management encountered incidents of workplace bullying, according to a February 2012 survey report.
Cyberbullying takes place through electronic technology, such as mobile phones and computers, and through communication tools such as text messaging, instant messaging, e-mailing and posting to social media, according to the Department of Health and Human Services' stopbullying.gov website.