Interdisciplinary Research Team on Internet and Society is based in Masaryk University, Brno, the Czech Republic. Our members carry out research related to the social, psychological, sociological and political implications of the use of information and communication technologies. We co-organize the annual international conference Cyberspace and publish Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace.
Our research interests
- ICT and well-being
- Cyber aggression (bullying, online harassment, cyberhate)
- Online communication, interactions, and relationships
- Children, adolescents, and ICT
- Parental mediation
- Excessive internet use
- eHealth and mHealth
- ICT security
- Human-computer interaction
- New media and civic participation
What are we working on now?
Interactions between adolescents and unknown people from the internet
IRTIS members Vojtěch Mýlek, Lenka Dědková and Hana Macháčková authored a new study focusing on the predictors of online communication and offline face-to-face meetings between adolescents and unknown people from the internet. The study was published in Children and Youth Services Review.
Children's experiences with cyberhate - new research report
New EU Kids Online report investigates the topic of cyberhate, hateful content on the internet, and the related experiences of children from 10 European countries. Our findings show that encountering cyberhate is becoming a prevalent experience for children, though it varies across the investigated countries.
New report: User testing of mobile banking authentication methods
This report summarizes the results of an applied research project focused on the user-friendliness of selected authentication methods, specifically for verifying a person’s identity in digital communication. The project was funded by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic and conducted in cooperation with AHEAD iTec, s.r.o.