[SIGCIS-Members] resources about online harassment

Irish, Sharon Lee slirish at illinois.edu
Tue Sep 19 19:14:48 PDT 2017

Dear colleagues,
My campus is hosting Wendy Hui Kyong Chun this week and I am finally reading her 2016 book, Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media. In chapter 4 (p. 158) she asks, “how might we occupy networks differently? How can we understand publicity not in terms of a need for safety and protection, which is neither safe nor protecting, but rather the fight for a space in which one can be vulnerable and not attacked?” These challenging questions prompted me to share the following resources, which may contribute to shaping networks “that develop new habits of connecting” (Chun, p. 160). Perhaps some of you know about past practices that would be useful to revive.

Even if you think what you do is not especially “risky,” it is a good idea to prepare yourself so that you are not so susceptible to e-attacks.
Last year, Alice Marwick, Lindsay Blackwell and Katherine Lo published “Best Practices for Conducting Risky Research and Protecting Yourself from Online Harassment,” for Data & Society. Their report can be downloaded here: https://datasociety.net/output/best-practices-for-conducting-risky-research/?fref=gc&dti=386756794728866 There’s also a 2-page pdf linked there that can be shared with administrators.

I’d also like to call attention to the excellent resources of the Center for Solutions to Online Violence<http://femtechnet.org/csov/>, which offers guidance for educators, as well as survivors and journalists, and ways to lock down your own digital identity.

As one of the moderators of the SIGCIS listserv, I have been fortunate to have e-conversations with the other moderators over the last few months. Barbara Walker alerted me to this recent and really <https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0213-3https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0213-3https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0213-3https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0213-3> useful <https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0213-3> article<https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0213-3> “Moral outrage in the digtial age," by MJ Crockett, in nature.com.


Sharon Irish
Center for Digital Inclusion
School of Information Sciences;
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
501 East Daniel Street, MC-493
Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA
slirish at illinois.edu<mailto:slirish at illinois.edu>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.sigcis.org/pipermail/members-sigcis.org/attachments/20170920/3c69e884/attachment.htm>

More information about the Members mailing list