The online world is full of perils, not just for children, but for anyone who ventures into public forums like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. An ever-increasing expectation to fulfil a digital life can create difficulty for public managers and regulators alike. Laws require constant monitoring of content that is often offensive and traumatising; new legislation sees public servants being extra cautious around what they publicly post, and new regulation is constantly being debated in an effort to tackle the "troll" crisis.
Enter, Ginger Gorman, an award-winning social-justice journalist based in Canberra and author of the 2019 book, Troll Hunting. Ginger, herself a victim of vicious internet trolling, spent five years talking to psychologists, trolling victims, law enforcement, academics and, most importantly, trolls themselves. She explores the pitfalls of living in the online world, the psychology of trolls and delves into how we can reclaim the internet’s great potential for humanity and make it safer for everyone.
Panel discussion with audience Q&A featuring Kristine Ziwica (MC), Merita Tabain and Tully O’Neill.
Date: 23 October 2019
Registration & light refreshments: 12.00-12.30pm
Please RSVP by Monday 21 October 2019.