In our commitment to serve the IU community, we must use caring teamwork to provide an environment that fosters faith and learning for all students, faculty and staff. It is through our integrity that we provide a living, learning and working environment of civility.
Below are some resources on cyber bullying and other forms of bullying; how to identify, handle, and prevent bullying; where to go for help; statistics and more.
- Awareness and education programs for both children and adults
- A direct line of response. Clear channels of communication need to be established, indicating to whom to report and what procedure to follow for intervention.
- Discuss computer safety and privacy with children
- Monitor online usage, text messages, etc.
- Empower bystanders by providing an anonymous reporting system and educating them about strategies for speaking up
- Create a “no tolerance” culture
- Teach conflict management
- Teach acceptance of individual differences
- Explore anti-bullying resources, such as books and programs
Immaculata University Resources
- Office of the Dean of Students – 610-647-4400 ext. 3130
- IU Campus Safety & Protection – 610-647-4400 ext. 5555
- IU Counseling Services – 610-647-4400 ext. 3478
- IU Student Health Services – 610-647-4400 ext. 3500
- Commuter Life – 610-647-4400 ext. 3130
- IU Student Activities & Leadership – 610-647-4400 ext. 3114
- IU Residence Life & Housing – 610-647-4400 ext. 3113
- Student Handbook
Local and National Resources
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24-Hour Hotline – 1-800-273-8255
- National Center for Bullying Prevention – www.pacer.org/bullying
- Stop Bullying – www.stopbullying.gov
- Anti-Defamation League – www.adl.org/education-outreach/bullying-cyberbullying
- Cyber bullying and suicide research
- i-Safe Foundation – isafe.org
- The Ophelia Project -www.opheliaproject.org
Crime Victims Center of Chester County 24-Hour Hotlines
- Sexual Assault: 610-692-7273
- Other Crimes: 610-692-7420
This information was provided by Maria Cuddy-Casey, Ph.D., an associate professor and chair of the Psychology Department at Immaculata University, as well as a clinical psychologist specializing in children and adolescents.