EVENTS / New Media Literacy and Cyberbullying Symposium was held.

New Media Literacy and Cyberbullying Symposium was held.

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“New Media Literacy and Cyberbullying Symposium” was joinly organized by Kocaeli University, Faculty of Communication and Alternative Informatics Association. 

30 2015 - 11:17

Researchers in the field gathered at Kocaeli University to raise awareness about increasing cyberbullying among school children, within the framework of the TUBITAK project “Developing Awareness of Cyberbullying Among Primary School Students in Turkey: A Field Study on Perception, Awareness and Prevalence of Cyberbullying.” The Symposium began with opening speeches by the Vice Rector of Kocaeli University, Prof. Bekir ÇAKIR; and the Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Prof. Füsun ALVER, on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Faculty of Communication, May 3 Lecture Hall. Günseli BAYRAKTUTAN (Başkent University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Public Relations and Publicity) moderated discussions of the first session on 'Ethical Issues in New Media.” Speakers included Zeynep ÖZARSLAN (Nişantaşı University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of New Media), Sinan AŞÇI (Galatasaray University, Doctoral Program in Media and Communication Studies), Ruhdan UZUN (Gazi University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Journalism) and Şule KARATAŞ (Hacettepe University, Faculty of Communication). Emel BAŞTÜRK AKCA (Kocaeli University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Journalism) moderated discussions of the second session on “Cyberbullying among Primary School Students”. In this session, the preliminary findings of the Project were presented by İdil SAYIMER (Kocaeli University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Public Relations and Publicity), Rabia ONUR CANSIZ (Ankara University, Doctoral Program in Public Relations and Publicity) and Jale BALABAN SALI (Anadolu University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Communication Design and Management). Bülent COŞKUN (Kocaeli University, Faculty of Medicine) moderated discussions of the third session on “Cyberbullying Prevention Efforts.” In this session, strategies to stop and prevent cyberbullying were discussed by Bircan ERGÜN BAŞAK (Anadolu University, Faculty of Education, Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling) and Seda ERGÜL (Kocaeli University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema). Aslı TELLİ AYDEMİR (İstanbul Şehir University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Television and Cinema) moderated discussions of the last session on “New Media Literacy and Education”. Speakers included Sema HOSTA (UNICEF Turkey Communication Officer), Gülüm ŞENER (Hasan Kalyoncu University, Faculty of  Fine Arts & Architecture, Department of Visual Communication Design), Zeynep ÖZARSLAN (Nişantaşı University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of New Media) and Burak ÖZÇETİN (Akdeniz University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Television and Cinema). The symposium ended with closing remarks by Emel BAŞTÜRK AKCA.  

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