The internet and cyberspace have taken up large space in individuals’ lives lately. In addition to many advantages, cyberspace and the internet have also brought disadvantages like cyberbullying and cyber violence to our lives.
With mobile phones and tablet computers, anonymous bullying and cyber violence anywhere and anytime has become part of daily lives.
Anyone, especially children, can become a victim of cyber violence while theperpetrators can remain anonymous. There are numerous types of cyber violence such as grooming, cyber stalking, humiliation, insult, child pornography, and abuse which implemented with multiple methods like digital tablets, computers and especially phones.
Cyber violence causes psychological,social and academic harm for all victims ,especially for women and children who have been victims of cyber violence.
The incredible rise at cyber violence rate and daily increasing cyber violence & cyberbullying cases caused us to choose cyber violence as the theme of Fifth International Understanding of the Violence congress. The congress will be face-to face meanwhile on line meetings will take place at congress in Özyeğin University.
There will be guest speakers who are expert academicians in the cyber violence field from England, Germany, Spain, France and Turkey at the fifth international understanding the violence hybrid congress.
As it happens each year, posters and presentations in all areas of violence will take place alongside coffee breaks, lunches and opening cocktail as an opportunity to meet face to face and exchange ideas during the congress.
We are excited for the upcoming congress. We invite everyone who is interested in understanding and contributing to preventing cyber violence to our congress on 9-10 May at Özyeğin University.
Prof. Oğuz Polat, M.D.
President of the Congress