New book: Digital Technology, Eating Behaviors, and Eating Disorders
We are excited to see the new book "Digital Technology, Eating Behaviors, and Eating Disorders" by David Šmahel, Hana Macháčková, Martina Šmahelová, Michal Čevelíček, Carlos A. Almenara, and Jana Holubčíková published in Springer.
The Emergence of Cyberpsychology
Our team member David Šmahel was recently interviewed for an article by a top informatics journal Communications of the ACM about cyberpsychology as a research field.
Cyberpsychology gained Impact Factor: 1.400
Web of Science published their journal citation records for 2017, that for the first time included also Cyberpsychology. With IF of 1.400, the journal belongs to the second quartile in Multidisciplinary Psychology.
ICA Preconference 2018 on May 23rd
We were co-organizing the ICA Preconference 2018 on Trust, control, and privacy: Mediatisation of childhood and adolescence in the digital age.
Successful academics and promising students receive Rector’s Awards
At the beginning of May, Masaryk University Rector Mikuláš Bek gave out awards for outstanding achievements in science and research, sports and the arts to mark the academic holiday Dies Academicus.
Kaspersky Lab report: Digital Parenting
The Kaspersky Lab in cooperation with David Smahel published a report on the role of mothers and fathers in securing their children’s online safety
Seven Fulbright researchers from MU will visit the USA
Thirty-five Czech researchers, students, and non-profit workers will travel to the USA in the upcoming academic year thanks to the Fulbright Program. Six Czechs and one Slovak come from Masaryk University.
A quarter of children receive erotic photos
The Internet is the main source of information about sex for children and adolescents. They also look for such information in magazines for teenagers, but porn magazines are not very popular. Many young people also receive erotic photos via phone or email messages.
New book: Living in the digital age
Our team has published a new book “Living in the digital age: Self-presentation, networking, playing, and participating in politics”.
Joint Research Centre report
New report co-authored by our team members David Smahel, Vera Kontrikova and Martina Cernikova, was published: “Young Children (0-8) and digital technology: A qualitative exploratory study across seven countries” focuses on experiences with digital technology of both children and their parents.
New book about online risks
New book in Czech about online risks written by our team members Anna Sevcikova (Ed.), Hana Machackova, Alena Cerna, Lenka Dedkova, David Smahel and Lukas Blinka is published!
University awards for best seven scientists
Masaryk University has conferred awards on its most successful scientists for the first time. The board of the new Programme in Support of Research has selected seven experts, each of whom will receive prize money for their work.