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Cyberbullying Policy

The policy set out below could either be incorporated into an existing policy on bullying and harassment or used as a stand-alone policy.

Policy Statement

[Name of organisation] has a zero tolerance policy towards all forms of bullying and harassment and this includes bullying using technology such as mobile phones and computers whether it takes place within the workplace or outside and whether it is done during working hours or in employees’ own time. Any employee found to be in breach of the policy will be subject to the disciplinary procedure and disciplinary action could include dismissal.

Through this policy, the organisation aims to:

Definition of Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying includes:

Although similar in many respects to other forms of bullying, cyberbullying also has some very specific features, including:

Awareness-raising — Employees

All new employees will be made aware of this policy and its fellow policy on bullying and harassment, in particular:

Awareness-raising — Managers

Managers should be in the best position to notice if a member of staff is distressed at work and should investigate the cause. Managers will also be given training in the policy and how it should be applied.

Dealing with Cyberbullying Incidents

There is often some evidence after cyberbullying has taken place. Employees should be encouraged to pass this on to their managers . In some cases, it will be necessary to contact mobile phone companies, internet service providers or social networking sites.

The following advice should be given to those experiencing cyberbullying.

If the person responsible for the bullying is identified, sanctions will be applied under the organisation’s disciplinary procedure. The following sanctions might be implemented, depending upon the nature and severity of the bullying.

Support will be provided for the victim. This may include meeting the bully to discuss what has happened and agree a way forward.

Monitoring Success

The manager will review the policy on an annual basis. It will address the following questions.

Staff surveys will also include questions about the effectiveness of this policy.

Note that this policy does not form part of the contract of employment and any or all of its terms may be amended from time to time.

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