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Sabbatical Leave - Michel Walrave

During this sabbatical year research will be prepared and conducted, publications will be drafted in the framework of a research plan with the overarching theme online self-disclosure and privacy. First, motives and consequences of consumers' disclosure of personal data is studied. Projects within this first research line focus on online disclosure of personal data and abuse of personal data (e.g., phishing). Second, the exchange of personal information in online interpersonal communication is studied. Communication between parents and children and, more particularly, sharenting will be investigated. Next, the motives and risks of sexting, an intimate form of digital communication in romantic relationships, are analysed.
Date:1 Oct 2017 →  30 Sep 2018
Disciplines:Interpersonal communication, Information technologies, Digital media