*** Book Now: Nov 27 Staying Safe Online: the truth about Cyberstalking
(an evening with psychologist Dr Emma Short)
Mon 27 Nov 2017, Maltings Arts Theatre St Albans, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Tickets £5 – please book online via: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/staying-safe-online-the-truth-about-cyberstalking-tickets-38936541243
This event will be recorded live by Radio Verulam 92.6FM
This event marks the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence from 25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to 10 December, Human Rights Day
All are welcome to this fascinating talk which will explain the hidden harm caused by the targeted intrusion through online means and offer insights into the types of behaviour associated with most risk. It will also set out the need for change and steps that we can all take to create a safer environment in cyberspace.
* The trauma of being cyberstalked explained
* Hearing about the damage to lives directly from victims of cyberstalking
* Recognising when you are being cyberstalked
* Understanding the risk posed by cyberstalkers
* Safeguarding yourself and those important to you
Speaker Biography: Dr Emma Short (pictured here) is a Reader in Cyberpsychology and is based at the University of Bedfordshire. She is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). As Director of the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research (NCCR) she is a researcher in online behaviour, and currently leading a Home Office funded project designed to improve capabilities in the police response to cyber harassment and cyberstalking. Emma’s research has identified that the impact of sustained online threat which characterises cyberstalking, poses significant risk, with many victims reporting clinical levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is a regular contributor to press and broadcast media in these areas.
Talk sponsor: EP Productions