Publications - Reports

On this page are copies of reports prepared as part of various research projects related to the mission of CELS. For more information, please send us a message at cels@sfu.ca

Compendium of Research and Writing on Bullying and Harassment in Higher Education and other Workplaces

April 2015 - This report was prepared by CELS staff in collaboration with Safety & Risk Services at SFU.  The purpose of this partnership is to bring together research, policy, and practice on the issues of bullying, cyberbullying, and harassment occurring at the university level.  The compendium summarizes key elements of recent research with which researchers, policymakers, and practitioners should be familiar.

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Working Paper #1 - Parameters of the issue

2014 - This paper summarizes the working group discussions, which took place at the Cyberbullying at Canadian Universities: Linking Research, Policy, and Practice symposium.  It also briefly summarizes the research presentations delivered at the symposium.  In this first of two papers, the definition of the issue of cyberbullying and the challenges it represents in the context of higher education are addressed. Some of the points addressed include: the many blurred lines that exist when attempting to circumscribe this issue, reasons for under-reporting, and impediments to moving forward on this issue.

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Working Paper #2 - Thinking about Solutions

2014 - This paper summarizes the working group discussions, which took place at the Cyberbullying at Canadian Universities: Linking Research, Policy, and Practice symposium.  It also briefly outlines elements of the legal context to be considered in developing solutions to the issue of cyberbullying in higher education.  In this second paper, participants' ideas about solutions to the problem are synthesized. Some of the key ideas discussed include: policy development and process, education, a culture of kindness/cyber-kindness and civility, and follow-up beyond the symposium.

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Cyber-bullying in schools: Problems and solutions

A survey to understand students' use of technology to show kindness or to bully

2012 - This report synthesizes the results from a survey of 177 Grade 8, 9, and 10 students at one school in BC.  It examines the student respondents' demographic variables, computer and cell phone usage, views and experiences with cyber-bullying and cyber-kindness, as well as ideas about solutions to the problem of cyber-bullying.

Click here to download a pdf copy of the Student Survey Results (258 KB).

Educators' views on students' use of technology to show kindness or to bully

2012 - This report synthesizes the findings from 15 interviews with educators' of varying backgrounds and experience on cyber-bullying and cyber-kindness among the students at their school.  Participants discussed their level of concern and awareness about cyber-bullying, degree of familiarity with technology, the roles policy, curriculum, parents, students, and educators can each play in preventing and addressing cyber-bullying, as well as promoting cyber-kindness.

Click here to download a pdf copy of the Teacher Interview Findings (166 KB).

 

Inquiry into Cyber-Safety - Report to the Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety of the Parliament of Australia

2011 - This submission reports on findings from two Canadian studies on cyber-bullying in elementary and secondary schools, the roles of parents and educators, and ways schools and parents can change their culture to prevent cyber-bullying and to encourage a positive, kinder online world.  This submission concludes with suggestions for policy-makers to enter into a dialogue with key stakeholders (including youth), to quickly address the increasingly growing problem of cyber-bullying and its negative impact on the lives of youth.

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