Cyberbullying and Gender-based Abuse Online Webinar:

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The Observatory on Cyberbullying, Cyberhate and Online Harassment, under the DCU Anti-Bullying Centre, is hosting the first webinar on cyberbullying and gender-based abuse online.

The event takes place on Tuesday 14th December 3-4pm.

The webinar will feature two prominent researchers in Online Communication:

Professor Sameer Hinduja: “Cyberbullying: an update on the research, and what we can do”

Dr Debbie Ging: “Gender-based abuse online – shifting the focus from individual (re)actions to a discourse of social justice”.

Speakers’ Biographies

Professor Sameer Hinduja is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University, Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social media use, concerns that have paralleled the exponential growth in online communication by young people. He has written seven books, and his interdisciplinary research is widely published and cited in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals. Dr. Hinduja is also the Co-Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Bullying Prevention, a peer-reviewed journal from Springer.

Dr Debbie Ging is an Associate Professor in the School of Communications, DCU. She teaches and researches on gender, sexuality and (digital) media, with a focus on digital hate, online anti-feminist men’s rights politics and the incel phenomenon. Her research also addresses issues such as sex education, digital citizenship and the sexualisation of children. Debbie is Ireland’s Corresponding Editor of the journal Men and Masculinities and is a member of the Editorial Board of New Media and Society. She is also a member of the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre and of the Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo).


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