Why is cyberbullying a greater problem than real-world bullying?
Our 87th interview is with Dr Mary Aiken, author, professor and cyberpsychologist – specialising in criminal and deviant behaviour online – and why she would like to see teachers sit at the policy table.
In this podcast, listen to Dr Mary Aiken and Teacher Toolkit founder, Ross McGill discuss:
- Discovering cyberpsychology, chatbots and artificial intelligence.
- Why we need a safer, online space for everyone, particularly children
- Explain ‘The Cyber Effect’ and motivation for writing the book of the same title
- The need for academics to speak up and offer an opinion before all the research is done
- Mary’s advice for parents regarding screen time and why eye-contact is critical, amongst other alarming findings
- Safer technology, including bypassing parental controls (42M results), plus
- Cyberbullying: Content (what is being said), the direction of the traffic and the frequency and interval
- Online Harms White Paper published by the UK Government
- Why the UK is the world-leader on safety-tech and the latest analysis from the government and,
- Her top tips for researchers starting out in academia.
- You can read more about Mary on her website, www.maryaiken.com
Listen to the podcast (34 minutes)
You can read my review of Mary’s book; predicting the future risks of society at large and what may happen if we do not take immediate action to regulate our social media use.