Panel on digital safety and physical neighbourhood safety POSTPONED

What is the role of social media in neighbourhoods and specific among youth? And how does online communications influence social conversations with residents in the neighbourhood and vice versa? This will be discussed in more detail in this panel discussion.

Various studies have been conducted into the relationship between the offline physical neighbourhood and the online digital neighbourhood. This shows that social interactions between residents can improve local social relations in a neighbourhood.

While these interactions, both online and offline, can give meaning to a neighbourhood, they can also have negative effects, damaging the digital and physical safety of residents. For example, the damage from cyber bullying or online threats that affect the physical space and physical bullying that manifests itself via online platforms.

Within the panel, the Dutch national anti-racism coordinator Mr. Rabin S. Baldewsingh,  a consultant & author of a report on sexual exposing from media & society consultancy bureau EMMA, and lector (professor) Media, Culture and Citizenship Joke Hermes of Inholland hogeschool will therefore discuss how both digital safety and physical neighbourhood safety can be stimulated.

The event is organised by the EU-funded European Observatory of Online Hate project ( 

Practical information and sign up

Location: Heidelberglaan 15, room 7.002 (7th floor) in Utrecht
Date: Postponed, to be announced.

Time schedule:

2pm Reception with coffee and tea
2.30pm Start of the panel discussion
3.50pm Wrap-up & closing
4pm Drinks


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