Online harassment – a very real issue for students

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13 July 2021

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13 July 2021

online 10:00 - 11:00

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About the Event

Online harassment – a very real issue for students

Online harassment is very much part of our students’ experience. Ethnic minority and female students experience the more harmful forms of online harassment in comparison to their peers. Disabled students and those from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups are more likely to be harassed on institutional platforms than their peers. What is your institution doing about this? Although most institutions have support services in place for students and staff who experience incidents on campus or amongst people who can be identified, Student Services and Wellbeing staff may be unaware of the nature of cyberstalking, doxing, online shaming and revenge porn. This workshop will explore some of the risks associated with offering services dealing with social media behaviours.


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Melissa Highton

Director of Learning. Teaching and Web Services

University of Edinburgh

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Vicki Madden

E-Safety Officer

University of Edinburgh

Event Schedule


11:00 AM

Who is getting hurt online?

Melissa Highton and Vicki Madden, University of Edinburgh