Research Uncorked: Privacy in the Age of Digital Communication | Honors College | Kent State University

Research Uncorked: Privacy in the Age of Digital Communication

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Social media and interactive communication technologies allow individuals today to live out their private lives in public spaces, but how do people manage their electronic privacy? Is privacy dead in the digital era of communication? Can we do anything to prevent social media privacy breakdowns in the first place? How do we effectively respond to privacy breakdowns in the age of digital communication?

In his talk, Dr. Child will explore these questions and share his research related to how people manage their privacy effectively through social media to interact with friends, family, relational partners, organizations and colleagues in desired ways.

Dr. Child earned his Ph.D. from North Dakota State University in 2007. His research explores how people manage their privacy on social media and the impact of several factors on subsequent communication practices.

This event will be held at The Secret Cellar, located at 176 E. Main St. in downtown Kent. Research Uncorked is open to the public.

For further information, contact Victoria Bocchicchio, Director, Academic Programs, at (330) 672-2312 or