We were honoured to host professor Jochen Peter from University of Amsterdam in Brno. Jochen Peter is one of the most prominent researchers in the field of online communication and a member of advisory board for our research project Modelling the Future (FUTURE). On Monday, we discussed theoretical and methodological challenges of the FUTURE project. In the evening, we continued this fruitful discussion over some beers and traditional St. Martin's roasted goose. On Tuesday professor Peter provided valuable insights in one-to-one meetings with IRTIS members.
How Do Health-oriented Websites Impact Women’s Drive for Thinness?
In the blogpost for the ySKILLS project, IRTIS members Nikol Kvardová, Hana Macháčková, and David Šmahel explain how online social support relates to the internalization of body-appearance norms and drive for thinness among young women. They also discuss the potential buffering role of digital skills.
European children’s experiences of cyberhate
Marie Bedrošová from IRTIS writes about the cyberhate phenomenon and comments the results of EU Kids Online IV results regarding this issue in a post for the London School of Economics' blog Parenting for a Digital Future.
EUKO 2020 Technical report is now available
EU Kids Online 2020: Technical report detailing the methodological aspects of EU Kids Online IV project is now available.
Children's access to quality health information during COVID-19
IRTIS members David Šmahel and Rostislav Zlámal contributed to a new UNICEF research brief focusing on children's access to health information online and their ability to verify truthfulness of such information in the context of COVID-19 pandemic.