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
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 relationships, online communication, and interactions
- Children, adolescents, and ICT
- Parental mediation
- Excessive internet use
- eHealth and mHealth
- ICT security
- New media audiences
- New media and civic participation
- Local media
- Human-computer interaction
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.
Drive for thinness among women visiting health-oriented websites
Nikol Kvardová, Hana Macháčková, and David Šmahel published a new study The Direct and Indirect Effects of Online Social Support, Neuroticism, and Web Content Internalization on the Drive for Thinness among Women Visiting Health-Oriented Websites in the prestegious International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
EU Kids Online 2020 report is here!
On the occasion of the international Safer Internet Day, we are publishing the EU Kids Online 2020 research report. The report sums up the results of an extensive research that mapped online behaviour of children aged 9-16 years old in 19 countries. Over 25 thousand children took part in this unique research, making it the biggest endeavour of its kind in the world.