Contrary to claims that cyberhate is mostly innocuous because it’s ‘virtual’, the widespread suffering caused to women can be significant, says UNSW Senior Lecturer Dr Emma A. Jane.
Relying on female victims of gendered cyberhate to expose perpetrators does not address the underlying problem, writes Emma Jane.
UNSW experts are available over the summer break to comment on subjects ranging from terrorism, cyberbullying and road safety, to binge eating, grandparent carers and the year ahead in economics.
Almost 50,000 Australian children experience cyberbullying that can lead to humiliation and depression, new research by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre shows.
Young people believe sexting and cyber bullying should be against the law, but under 18s should never be charged with child pornography offences or placed on the sex offender register, a survey shows.