Interdisciplinary Research Team on Internet and Society (IRTIS) is a group of researchers who focus on studying impacts of information and communication technologies (ICT) and media in general on individuals and society. With a background in social sciences, IRTIS members employ various perspectives and disciplines in their research, including psychology, sociology, communication and media studies, or political science.

IRTIS members are researchers at the Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Our members' institutional background covers a wide range of workplaces at Masaryk University, namely:

IRTIS has a strong focus on several specific research areas:

  • 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