Safe Lagoon Software is proud and excited to be a part of the World Anti-Bullying Forum 2019 Dublin, Ireland on June 4-6th, 2019.
Some of the world’s most renowned anti-bullying researchers and practitioners will be attending, presenting and working at the conference, which is a going to be a great event for Dublin University.
The aim of this international and multidisciplinary forum is to broaden our understanding of bullying, harassment, discrimination, ostracism and other forms of degrading treatment and violence among children and youth. The forum will encourage this by sharing knowledge and exploring new perspectives and acknowledging that bullying and other forms of inhumane or degrading treatment have to be understood as a complex interplay between individual, interpersonal and contextual factors.
The forum invites perspectives from different disciplines and areas such as (but not limited to) psychology, social psychology, sociology, social anthropology, education, gender studies, social work, health sciences, childhood studies, political science, philosophy, and criminology. The intention of the forum is to create multidisciplinary and cross-level dialogues, panels and meetings to improve the understanding of bullying and the work to stop and prevent it. The forum in 2019 will also emphasize the importance of cross-cultural and cross-national dialogues and sharing of knowledge and experiences to reach an even more thorough understanding of the complexity of bullying.
Aside from academic contributions, several industry and organisational sessions by the likes of Facebook, Vodafone, Webwise, Bulldog Solutions, McAfee, and UNESCO will also deliver their input into how they tackle bullying and promote online safety within their industries.
In terms of specific topics, there will be a wide range of research areas presented including: school bullying, cyberbullying, sexting, peer and sibling bullying, bystanders, interventions, harassment, policy evaluation, among many others. See the full conference programme here for more detail on the specific talks and presentations.