Seeking participants: Digital hostility and resilience study

Digital hostility, hate speech, dogpiling, trolling and other adversarial behaviours online are an increasing social problem, but we don’t yet know much about how people deal with instances of hostility or their coping practices.

Researchers at RMIT University are seeking people over the age of 18 years to spend 15 minutes filling out a brief, anonymous survey about your views and experiences of online hostility and coping practices.  

Would the research project be a good fit for me?The study might be a good fit for you, if you:

Are eighteen years or older;

Have experienced instances of mild-to-moderate online hostility, hate speech, trolling, cyberbullying, etc.  

If you decide to take part, we invite you to fill out a c. 15 minute survey which is completely anonymous.  Information about the survey, anonymity and other details about the project are found at the start of the survey.

Your contribution will help us address a major social issue, and will help determine new approaches that will make online communication a safer space for all users.  

This project has been approved by the RMIT Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) #23875, and will be carried out according to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007).

For details and to start the survey: For more info, contact

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