Social media - the good, the bad and the ugly

Thursday, 19 January 2017 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

This week, criminology lecturer and researcher Bianca Fileborn talks about how women have been using social media to call out sexual harrassment and sexual assault. She also explains the reaction that women encounter when they mobilize and speak out on-line.

Harassing behaviours online like trolling are shown to have psychological consequences similar to those of harassment offline. But who are the trolls, and why do they do it? Evita March, researcher and psychologist, takes a look at the dark side of social media.

Monday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?


John Langer & Stefan Schutt