In Australia and overseas, concern about ‘sexting’ among young people has been widespread, and discussions have tended to focus on the ‘risks’ and issues new technologies are seen to produce. This symposium presented the findings from six studies by researchers in Australia and England working across the fields of law, criminology, media, gender, and education. These researchers have adopted a variety of methods to try to better understand and unpack the issues around ‘sexting’. The symposium provided space for questions and discussion between researchers and stakeholders in this area, and thus helped inform wider public debates and responses to the issues around young people and ‘sexting’ in Australia.
Tits and six packs: Exploring the discursive-affective economy of teen’s ‘sexting’ image exchange (presented by Professor Jessica Ringrose)
Authors and affiliation: Professor Jessica Ringrose (University of London), Professor Rosalind Gill (King’s College London), Professor Sonia Livingstone (London School of Economics), Dr Laura Harvey (Brunel University), Professor Andy Phippen (University of Plymouth)
“I think everybody has a very different perspective over what’s decent”: young people’s responses to adult definitions of sexting.
Authors and affiliation: Dr Kath Albury (University of New South Wales), Dr Kate Crawford (University of New South Wales), Mr Paul Byron (University of New South Wales)
Sexting and young people: Perceptions, practices, policy and law
Authors and affiliation: Associate Professor Murray Lee (University of Sydney), Associate Professor Thomas Crofts (University of Sydney), Dr Alyce McGovern (University of New South Wales), Dr Sanja Milivojevic (University of New South Wales), Dr Michael Salter (University of Western Sydney).
It’s (not) all about ‘youth’: Technology mediated sexual violence and harassment of adult women
Authors and affiliation: Dr Anastasia Powell (RMIT University), Dr Nicola Henry (La Trobe University)
Sexting and young people: Education not the only answer!
Authors and affiliation: Ms Shelley Walker (University of Melbourne), Associate Professor Lena Sanci (University of Melbourne), Associate Professor Meredith Temple-Smith (University of Melbourne)
Young people’s beliefs about gender and ethical use of communication technologies
Authors and affiliation: Dr Amy Dobson (Monash University), Dr Danielle Tyson (Monash University), Mr Adrian Farrugia (Curtain University), Dr Mary Lou Rassmussen (Monash University)
Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett welcomed to the Victorian Government Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RIOSC)
Helen will help build this interdisciplinary Community of Practice (COP) and participate in research, policy and program development, and enhance the dialogue around social cohesion, multiculturalism, community resilience and preventing violent extremism.
Sociology’s Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett awarded MPA Supervisor of the Year 2015
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Dr Kirsten McLean wins Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
Dr Kirsten McLean has been awarded a 2015 Faculty of Arts Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.
Sociology Honours student in the media
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Public Lecture: Dialogues on hope and health
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Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett launches her latest book
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Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett delivers an Accredited Training Presentation to CUPIC in the USA
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Hope in Health: The Socio-Politics of Optimism
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Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett leads major study on International Students and Crime
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Emotional Experiences of early parenthood project
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Sociology Honours student wins big in 3MT competition and TASA awards
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Interactive Futures: Young People’s Mediated Lives in the Asia Pacific and Beyond (1-2 December, 2014)
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