Talk: Meeting Socially Online - Can it Harm You? - BNSS

Event date: 15th August 2023 at: 7.30pm via zoom

Speaker: Sasha Alexdottir

Virtual Social platforms are becoming increasingly popular with the growth and development of Virtual Reality, with more people wanting to connect and make friends through this medium. Many questions arise on what is the best way to make new friends? How should one keep safe? Should children be taking part in the growing social virtual reality? If we want to make these new connections, should interpersonal touch, where you can feel another person’s touch in this virtual world, be part of it? Sasha Alexdottir is a researcher at Bournemouth University, with an interest in how this could be used such as with mental health, education, long distance relationships and healthcare.