British Computer Society
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Social media and the internet have become inescapable parts of our society. The internet allows us to communicate and share information with millions of people across the world, however sometimes this comes at a cost. This was acknowledged by UUK's Taskforce to address harassment in their Changing the Culture report
This report highlights the growing problem of online harassment and the inherent complexity of managing this now that students use social media extensively in everyday life. This was echoed in evidence to the Taskforce from the NUS and wider stakeholders including Jisc and Tell MAMA, all of whom highlighted that social media is becoming a more prominent vehicle for harassment and hate crime.
To this end, we are hosting the Tackling Online Harassment conference, to help you put in place the strategies and practical solutions you need to fight this pernicious issue.
The safety and wellbeing of students is vital. If students do not feel safe, are being bullied, or experience online harassment this will affect their physical and mental health, their social life and their academic experience. This conference will help universities to address this by exploring new guidance from UUK which looks at:
• Strategies to prevent and respond to online harassment
• The impact online harassment has on students
• The legal implications for both institutions and students
• The technical and pastoral solutions you can implement
• What universities are doing to tackle online harassment.
Confirmed speakers include:
This conference will be useful for all university staff who have responsibility for or play a part in the management of student and staff services and wellbeing.
Relevant job titles include: