I am a lecturer in communication science at the University of Lorraine and a member of the “Centre de recherche sur les médiations”, a multidisciplinary laboratory involving more than 200 researchers and 90 PhD students. I conduct my research in a team called “Pixel” which is specialized in the study of the changes caused by the digital technologies in such varied areas as education, journalism, game design, creative industries…
I earned my PhD in communication science from the University of Lille in 2015. My thesis was about the role of social media in the dissemination of knowledge. I focused on blogs managed by librarians, archivists and researchers in LIS (Library and Information Science). I analysed the way they were sharing information and experiences and building their digital identity. I also published a book about these issues in 2016.
My current work still focuses on social media, but, now, I study them as common places where cyberbullying occurs. I analyse the existing link between school bullying and cyber bullying, the nature and extent of cyberbullying, and the effectiveness of a variety of cyber bullying prevention strategies.
This academic blog, written both in French and English, aims to share and present ideas about school bullying and cyberbullying, in an accessible and more informal way than in formal academic papers.