From Bullying to Sexting: Cyber Safety and the Role of the Media
Member Price: AU$15.00
ADAVIC LECTURE (INFO SESSION)
|From Bullying to Sexting: Cyber Safety and the Role of the Media|
Dr Lauren Rosewarne
|Date ||Thursday 27th April, 2017|
|Time||7.30pm - 9pm (7.15pm registrations)|
|Cost||$20.00 Standard fee |
$15.00 ADAVIC members
The Internet as a fearful place is a theme apparent in numerous film and television presentations whereby fears and
anxieties about new technology are exploited and new ethical challenges are mounted. The idea that the Internet
can make a person, particularly a young person, vulnerable has much traction on screen: in the context of bullying,
narratives frequently demonstrate that while it was once restricted to the parameters of school—the school grounds
and the school day—the Internet enables such behavior to happen at any time and for it to occur repeatedly with an
This presentation will examine the role of the media in reflecting, informing and frequently distorting public
perceptions of new technology, notably in the areas of cyberbullying and cyberharassment.
About the Presenter
Dr Lauren Rosewarne is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In 2015, she
was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Connecticut, USA and in 2011 was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Massachussetts.
She currently teaches in the areas of political science and gender studies and writes, comments and speaks on a wide variety of topics
including gender, sexuality, public policy, social media, pop culture and technology.
Lauren has also authored eight books, as well as journal articles, book chapters and hundreds of opinion pieces and popular culture columns.
She has also been widely cited in academic literature and comments regularly in the media.
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