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Sonja Petrovic

Sonja Petrovic

Assistant Lecturer in Media and Communications, The University of Melbourne
Dr Sonja Petrovic is lecturing and teaching in the Media and Communication program in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Her academic work focuses on addressing dynamics of communal belonging and public trust in digital spaces and in the context of crisis and disasters. Sonja is currently researching Japanese young women’s self-expression and self-actualisation practices in short-video formats and apps like TikTok; specifically, how this growing platform can accommodate new modes of expression and empowerment for young women through public self-staging, while considering intersecting themes of emotional labour, fandom, and online identities.

TikTok has a startling amount of sexual content – and it's way too easy for children to access

Nov 21, 2023 00:57 am UTC| Technology Life

Explicit content has long been a feature of the internet and social media, and young peoples exposure to it has been a persistent concern. This issue has taken centre stage again with the meteoric rise of TikTok....

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