From our podcast archives as far back as November 2009, this PBA FM program from The Law Spot would seem to be even more relevant several years after first broadcast. The program begins with a look at bullying and the more recent phenomenon of cyber- bullying. Electronic media now provides more opportunities for this kind of activity, and the means of sending out false allegations against others – and other forms of nastiness – much more quickly around the world.
The key issue here is the immediacy that technology provides. After reflecting on the question Why do people engage in cyber-bullying? This program then takes a first look at the implications for victims and their families. Five other programs in this 12-part series of The Law Spot continue this exploration of cyber-bullying.
This award-winning PBA FM series on The law – parents, schools and young people, and other programs under the heading of The Law Spot, were produced with support of the Law Foundation of South Australia.
Program 7 – So what is cyber-bullying?
Michael O’Connell, Commissioner for Victims’ Rights, Attorney General’s Department, South Australia.
Dr Matthew Sorell, Senior Lecturer in Telecommunications and Multimedia Engineering, The University of Adelaide.
All Study Guides for these twelve programs were prepared by Dr Greg Carey from Flinders University in Adelaide.