Creating a better Internet together!

Behind the scenes we’re working hard to swiftly put online the audio and video from Oxford University’s Safer Internet Day 2014 summit, run as part of this international campaign, reported on by national broadcasters, news channels and bloggers.

Future blog posts will pick up from the animated discussion that everyone participated in, strategies for the future, podcasts of the audio and video of the speakers’ presentations, and how this institution can better address the challenges of online harassment and bullying.

Watch this space…

Meanwhile we offer below PDFs of the speakers’ slides, a few thumbnail photos of the activity, and a vote of thanks from all the teams involved in the organisation of this event, including the Information Security team led by Professor Paul Jeffreys, Director of IT Risk Management.

We would like to thank everyone who took part – over 50 representatives from across the University, including staff from:

  • School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

    Break-out groups in action

    Break-out groups in action

  • Oxford University Begbroke Science Park
  • Blackfriars
  • Blavatnik School of Government
  • Bodleian Collections and Resource Descriptions
  • Bodleian Communications
  • Bodleian Health Care Libraries
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department for Continuing Education
  • Oxford University Development Office
  • Divisional Administration
  • Doctoral Training Centre (MPLS)
  • Department of Engineering Science
  • Equality and Diversity Unit
  • Green Templeton College
  • School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies
  • Oxford Internet Institute

    Break-out groups are quizzed by the panel of University experts

    Break-out groups are quizzed by the panel of University experts

  • IT Services
  • Jesus College
  • Kellogg College
  • Lady Margaret Hall
  • Law Faculty
  • Legal Services Office
  • Department of Materials
  • Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences
  • Nuffield Department of Population Health
  • Oriental Institute

    Welcome from Dr Stuart Lee

    Welcome from Dr Stuart Lee

  • Particle Physics
  • Personnel Services
  • Faculty of Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Public Affairs Directorate
  • Russian and East European Studies
  • Security Services
  • St Peter’s College
  • Oxford University Student Union
  • Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

Thank you to Dr Stuart D. Lee (Deputy CIO, University of Oxford) who welcomed everyone to IT Services, and the seven University staff from the representatives (above) who “were volunteered” to form the “expert panel” for the event.

We are especially grateful to our speakers, whose presentations are available as PDF below:

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Edwards: PDF

Alun Edwards, IT Services University of Oxford“Welcome to the Safer Internet Day 2014” [PDF] includes the questions examined by the break-out discussion groups:

  1. Do we know enough about online harassment at Oxford?
  2. When or why will an issue of online harassment become a University matter?
  3. What role does/should the University play in protection and/or support for the individual?
  4. Should there be a single point of point of contact in the University with responsibility for the issues of online harassment or abuse?
  5. What are the most productive means to respond to online forms of abuse?
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Perry: PDF

Dr Sara Perry, University of York – “The Gender and Digital Culture Project presents The Online Professional” [PDF – addendum: if you are interested contact Dr Sara Perry for slides or details], in which Sara told her personal story (as a scholar who was harassed online) and the project’s research into how academics are particularly vulnerable, especially if their institution is not geared up to support them. The project’s work features in this week’s Times Higher Education supplement on harassment and bullying online – links to follow.

Dr Sara Perry

Dr Sara Perry

John X Kelly

John X Kelly

John X Kelly, Principal Legal Information Specialist, Jisc Legal – [“Online Harassment: Social Media – Criminal Offences and Defamation” [PDF] who set the scene around the policy, legal and regulatory aspects of online harassment and bullying, for example online harassment/criminal offenses via social media, and also drawing our attention to the just released Jisc Legal Social Media for Staff Policy Template.

Kelly screenshot SID14


Caroline Kennedy and Alun Edwards

Caroline Kennedy and Alun Edwards field questions

Caroline Kennedy, Equality and Diversity Unit at the University of Oxford, a briefing about the – “Equality and Diversity Unit: Harassment Advisory Service” [PDF], how staff and students access this support and how a Harassment Advisor can help individuals.

Kennedy screenshot SID14

Kennedy: PDF

Finally, thank you to the Courses and the Podcasting teams at IT Services, (in particular Lin Edgar and Peter Robinson) who helped so much towards the success of the event.

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One Response to “Creating a better Internet together!”

  1. Alun Edwards says:

    Links to THE article added, links removed for Dr Sara Perry’s slides. If you’re interested in this presentation please see the video or listen to the audio when this is ready, or contact Sara direct. Thanks.

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