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Sunday, August 25 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
The Perils of the Online World: A conversation between Ginger Gorman and Kerri Sackville

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The online world is full of dangers, not just for children, but for anyone who ventures into public forums like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Lurking in the online shadows are all sorts of unsavoury types, including trolls who can be politically motivated, seeking specific outcomes or simply seeking to amuse themselves. In the end, trolling is a spectrum of behaviours with mild pranks at one end and hate crimes – like the Christchurch massacre – at the other. (Yes, he was a predator troll!) This conversation between Ginger Gorman and Kerri Sackville will explore some of the perils of living in the online world, shedding light on how each has chosen to deal with their trolls and stay sane.


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Kerri Sackville

Kerri Sackville is an Australian author, columnist and social commentator. She is a regular contributor to Sunday Life magazine, the Fairfax website Daily Life, and news.com.au. Kerri’s work has appeared extensively in online and print publications including SMH, Practical Parenting... Read More →

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Ginger Gorman

Ginger Gorman is an award-winning social justice journalist based in Canberra, Australia. In 2013, Ginger and her family suffered the effects of online hate first hand, and it was this experience that set Ginger on her professional journey into the world of trolls. In 2017 her series... Read More →

Sunday August 25, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Bondi Pavilion

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