Students considered the risks involved in each of these technologies, and how they could potentially be used to stay safe online. Attendees also received a creative session led by Project Salus in which they reflected on their own experiences online.
The event increased young people’s awareness, understanding and engagement with social science by exploring what social science as well as digital technologies can teach us about cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is now one of the most common forms of bullying: almost 1 in 4 children between the ages of 11 and 19 have been a victim of cyberbullying. This event was part of a nationwide ‘Festival of Social Science’ funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.