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Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Interface between Science and Practice

Location Vienna, Austria
Date 19 October 2012
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COST Action IS0801 on Cyberbullying, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts, and Cultural Affairs and the University of Vienna's Faculty of Psychology organised a joint conference on Cyberbullying.

This event included presentations on:

  • The Austrian national strategy for violence prevention in the public school system
  • COST Action on Cyberbullying
  • Best practices on preventing violence and, in particula, Cyberbullying

COST Action IS0801 works on 'Cyberbullying: coping with negative and enhancing positive uses of new technologies, in relationships in educational settings'. The goals of this COST Actions encompass:

  • Sharing of developing expertise in knowledge base and measurement techniques across researchers
  • Sharing of input from outside the research community; specifically, from legal experts; and from mobile phone companies and internet service providers
  • Sharing of already nationally published guidelines, and recommended coping strategies, in different countries, including positive uses of new technologies in the relationships area
  • Increased awareness of the issue, and of the outcomes of the Action, to likely beneficiaries of the Action.

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Contact Information

Dr Andreas Obermaier
Science Officer Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health
COST Office