Cyberfeminism & The Internet

Virtual Violence - Cameron Boyd
- Discusses video game violence, virtual environments, responding to online sexualised violence and harrassment, and online offenders

Virtual Harm and attachment - Jessica Wolfendale
- Discusses avatar attachment, and online victimisation

References from these articles include:
Dibbell, J. (1993). A rape in cyberspace: How an evil clown, a Haitian trickster spirit, two wizards, and a cast of dozens turned a database into a society. Village Voice, 38(51). []

Duranske, B. (2007). Reader roundtable: "Virtual rape" claim brings police to Second Life. from Virtually Blind, Virtual Law: Legal Issues that Impact Virtual Worlds website []

Suler, J. R., & Phillips, W. (1997). The bad boys of cyberspace: Deviant behaviour in online communities and strategies for managing it. Retrieved 27 August, 2008, from The Psychology of Cyberspace website []

WSRC Resources Include:

Carlassare, Elizabeth 'Dotcom divas: e-business insights from the visionary women founders of 20 net ventures' New York, McGraw Hill, 2001

Hawthorne Susan, Klein Renate 'Cyberfeminism: connectivity, critique and creativity' Melbourne, Spinifex Press, 1999

Scott, Tim 'I on the mouse : icts for women's advocacies and networking in Asia and the Pacific' Asian Women's Resource Exchange, 2001

Senjen, Rye Guthrev, Jane 'The Internet for women' Melbourne, Spinifex Press, 1996

Wood, Sandra, Cocghill, Mary 'Women's Health on the Internet' New York, Haworth Press, 2000.

- this particular comic strip illustrates some of the challenges for women on the internet
please note: comic contains occasional coarse language and adult themes

Internet Safety

Australian Communications and Media Authority
[] or Phone: 1300 669 024
- For advice and complaints about online safety

Materials for library cybersafety []

General Cybersafe materials
NetAlert [] advice on online safety
Cybersmart kids []
Bullying no way []
National Internet Safety Helpline 1800 880 176

Advice on online security issues
The Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy []

Internet Industry Association Security Portal
Phone: 02 6232 6900 Email:ua.ten.aii|ofni#ua.ten.aii|ofni


Reporting illegal sites []

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Scamwatch
[] phone: 1300 302 502
- to report online fraud/scam or for victims of online frauds/scams

Police (crimestoppers) 1800 333 000

AFP High Tech Crime Operations
- report electronic crime

Online Child sex exploitation scheme
Phone: 02 6275 7528 Email:ua.vog.pfa|cmo-TESCO-lanoitan#ua.vog.pfa|cmo-TESCO-lanoitan
- report suspected online child abuse or exploitation

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