untitledThe Winona State University CLASP Lecture Series will host “Cyberbullies, Trolls, and Stalkers: Student Perceptions of Ethical Issues in Social Media Use” with Tammy Swenson Lepper and April Kerby at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Stark Auditorium, room 103.

This event is part of the 2016-17 University Theme, Our Digital Humanity.

This talk will cover the topic of how college students use social media on campus.

Students in the Communication Ethics in a Networked World course, led by Swenson Lepper, developed and gained approval from the Institutional Review board for a survey assessing their peers’ use of social media, how much cyber bullying they perceive is happening, and what they believe the most common ethical issues are on social media. Kerby and Brandy Jaszewski, a statistics major at WSU, evaluated the results of this survey.

They will discuss the background of the situation that spurred this research, common ethical issues that arise while using social media, and the results of the survey.

Swenson Lepper is a communications studies professor at WSU.

Kerby is an associate professor of mathematics and statistics at WSU.

CLASP is the Consortium of Liberal Arts and Science Promotion. The CLASP lecture series was initiated in 2004 and is intended to promote interdisciplinary discussion and exchange.

The 2016-17 University Theme, Our Digital Humanity, examines human life in the digital age, exploring the impact digital tools have on individuals, institutions, systems, societies, our interconnected world, and implications for our collective future. Our Digital Humanity seeks to explore how digital tools have changed the way WSU faculty, staff and students research, create, communicate, relate, learn and teach.

This event is free and open to the public and is available for stream via ITV in CF 103 on the Rochester campus.

For more information, contact David Speetzen at DSpeetzen@winona.edu.