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Professor Lucy Betts Inaugural Lecture

“It won’t happen to me”: Perceptions and experiences of cyberbullying

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In this lecture, Professor Lucy Betts will discuss her previous research exploring perceptions and experiences of cyberbullying.  Her research with older adolescents, emerging adults, and adults highlights the consistent tendency to hold optimistic beliefs about the relative likelihood of experiencing cyberbullying.

  • From: Wednesday 4 May 2022, 5.30 pm
  • To: Wednesday 4 May 2022, 7.30 pm
  • Registration: 5.30 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 5, Newton building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Monday 2 May 2022, 12.00 am
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Event details

Digital technology affords users many benefits; however, for some involvement in cyberbullying represents a real risk.

In this lecture, Professor Lucy Betts will discuss her previous research exploring perceptions and experiences of cyberbullying.  Her research with older adolescents, emerging adults, and adults highlights the consistent tendency to hold optimistic beliefs about the relative likelihood of experiencing cyberbullying.

Together this research suggests that individuals believe that they are less likely to experience cyberbullying than others.

She will also discuss more current research that suggests previous involvement in cyberbullying influences beliefs about the likelihood of experiencing cyberbullying.

Professor Lucy Betts received her PhD from Keele University in 2006.  She joined Nottingham Trent University as Lecturer in 2007.  Her research interests are in social developmental psychology and current research explores comparative optimism and online risks including cyberbullying and the nature of banter. Findings from this work have been included as oral and written evidence to several parliamentary inquiries. She is also a member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s advisory group.

Programme

5.30 pm

Registration and welcome refreshments

6 pm

Welcome talk

6.05 pm

Lecture begins

6.50 pm

Close and thanks by Executive Dean

7 pm

Drink’s reception

7.30 pm

Close

Location details

Address:

Newton building
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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