The Associated Student Government at Western Wyoming Community College will host a student forum on social media, cyber-bullying and censorship on Tuesday, March 31, at 5 p.m. in Room 1003 on the Rock Springs campus. This event is free and open to the campus and community. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the event.
Forum panelists will consider four interrelated questions:
• Is cyber-bullying a problem at Western and, if so, what should be done about it?
• Should Western have the right to censor social media on campus and, if so, whose responsibility should it be to monitor social media sites for offensive or bullying content?
• If cyber-bullying is a problem, how is it affecting students and how would censorship help to solve this problem?
• Where should the line be drawn between freedom of speech and censorship at Western?
The forum will be moderated by Aspen Mountain Hall Director Ryan Coll and will feature a panel of students and faculty who will argue for both sides of each question. The formal presentations will be followed by 15-20 minutes of questions from the audience.
This forum will address timely issues related to online behavior, free speech and censorship as they relate to the college experience. Western and ASG invite anyone who is interested in these issues to attend the ASG Social Media Forum on Tuesday, March 31, at 5 p.m. in Room 1003.