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National Communication Association Announces New Digital Repository of Anti-Bullying Research and Resources

October 1, 2015
Association News
Bullying, NCA News
Washington, DC - The National Communication Association (NCA) announces the launch of the NCA Anti-Bullying Digital Repository, providing access to the valuable work that the nation’s Communication scholars have done to help others understand and stop social aggression.  The launch of the new repository marks the beginning of National Bullying Prevention Month. 

According to NCA First Vice President Christina S. Beck, who conceived the repository as part of her NCA presidential initiative, “the complex, multi-faceted, and interrelated instances of bullying, social aggression, harassment, and bystander inaction taint personal, social, and professional relationships. Communication scholars bring important insights and contributions to ongoing conversations about this difficult issue, and I am delighted to highlight their work in NCA’s new Anti-Bullying Digital Repository.”

The digital repository includes a wealth of research, pedagogical, and other related resources, all categorized by general type of social aggression for easy access and use. NCA hopes the new resource will be used to bolster efforts aimed at eradicating bullying in the workplace, online, and on school and college campuses nationwide.

The work of Communication scholars in interpersonal communication, group communication, organizational communication nonverbal communication, family communication, rhetoric, performance, health communication, etc. contributes rich insights and resources to broader conversations on the complex and multi-faceted issue of bullying. To view their work on the new repository, visit www.natcom.org/stopbullying.

About the National Communication Association

The National Communication Association (NCA) advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems.

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