The Oxford Cyber Harassment Symposium will be held on 27 and 28 March 2014 at the St Edmund Hall in Oxford University. The Oxford Cyber Harassment Symposium is an educational organization devoted to scholarly research, writing and discourse.
Cyber harassment is a relatively new phenomenon resulting from technological advancement and the widespread use and acceptance of technology among people. Cyber harassment is the unsolicited and repeated use of electronic information and communication devices such as email, instant messaging, blogs, chat rooms, cell phones, gaming systems and defamatory websites to bully or otherwise harass an individual or group through threats, intimidation and humiliation. Unlike physical bullying, where the victim can walk away, technology now allows for continuous harassment, from any distance.
Both children (cyber bullying) and adults are affected by cyber harassment, and statistics indicate that its prevalence is growing.
We call on stakeholders (parents, school officials, researchers, law enforcement, psychologists, lawyers, computer scientists, communication service providers and internet service providers) to seek solutions to this destructive phenomenon.
You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of cyber harassment, or you may wish to attend as an observer. If you wish to present a paper you will be requested to submit a brief abstract for review by the Programme Committee. Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium books or as sponsored journal articles.