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Cyber Security and Internet Safety – 1st Global Meeting

May 5 - May 7

| £299

Cyber Security and Internet Safety
A Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century Research Stream

Call for Participation 2016
Thursday 5th May – Saturday 7th May 2016

Prague, Czech Republic

As the ancient Chinese feared they would, we live in interesting times. Almost half of the global population is online and an estimated 3.2 billion people stay connected. How many of them will fall victim to cybercrimes and cyberbullying? How many will suffer from Internet Addiction and cyber-related disorders? How many will be cheated by other online users? How many will be haunted by their own past mistakes which have suddenly been posted online? On the Internet every information may become a permanent record, following the users who were not aware of the consequences of their ‘click’ when they shared a photo, posted a text, or filled a form, not knowing who was on the other end. A friend of a cyber-friend may turn into a cyberbully, online love affairs may end in cyberstalking, sharing too much information may lead to cybercrimes, Internet frauds and identity thefts. Hackers, Cyberbullies, Online Predators, Catfish, and Trolls – they live offline and thrive online.

As in fairy tales of yore, World Wide Web is a space where good meets evil, where our Fears and Anxieties flourish, nurtured by real events, or rooted in imaginary phenomena, both of which can be found on the Internet which has become a mirror: reflecting the real world we live in, and changing the way we live off-line. Very often recklessness or unawareness of Internet user make them vulnerable to all sorts of cyber abuse. How can we protect ourselves and make cyberspace a safer place?

For further details and information, visit the project page:

http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/fears-and-anxieties/research-streams/cyber-security-and-internet-safety/call-for-presentations/

Details

Start:
May 5
End:
May 7
Cost:
£299
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Venue

Lindner Hotel Prague Castle
Strahovska 128
Prague, 118 00 Czech Republic
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Phone:
+420 226 080 000