Friday, January 21, 2022

Staying Respectful Online

The beginning of a new term can be a difficult time period and we understand that many of us are adjusting to new routines. Additionally, many in our community are feeling isolated, upset or confused by the rapid pace at which circumstances may change. During these challenging times it’s easy to be frustrated with constantly changing and inconsistent public health guidelines and regulations. Feeling frustrated is normal, but it’s important that this frustration does not translate into online harassment or cyber bullying within our community.

All students are reminded that Carleton policies and the Students Rights and Responsibilities also apply to online communication. Carleton University is committed to providing a living and learning environment that promotes student success inside and outside of the classroom. To that end, any form of cyberbullying – including racism, sexism, harassment, or trolling behaviour is not welcome in our community whether it occurs in person or electronically.

Your online conduct applies to all platforms, not just ones mediated by Carleton. Please be mindful of what you are posting on all platforms and social media. You can learn more about Carleton’s online conduct standards and how to respond to acts of cyberbullying by visiting the Office of Student Affairs website.

No one has to suffer in silence and that when in need, reaching out to your network or to professional services is a well-advised and courageous act. Students can access 24/7 counselling support through Empower Me or they can call Good2Talk at 1-866-925-5454. Students can also access a variety of provincial support resources across Canada. Additionally, students may contact Health and Counselling Services for counselling supports and resources between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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