I am a PhD student at the Interact research group. I have previously completed my master (2007) and my licentiate (2013) at Luleå University of Technology in the area of information security. My PhD project here at university of Oulu focuses on web 2.0, social media, and children's online safety. My research is supervised by Netta IIvari and Marianne Kinnula.

During my PhD studies I also participate in teaching. I assist courses such as Introduction to Information processing science, Information Systems in Organisations, Introduction to Research Work, Information Systems Planning and Introduction to Software Business.

Research interests:

  • Children and teenagers as IT/Internet users
  • Qualitative research
  • Social media and web 2.0
    • Social networks, instant messaging, content creation, virtual worlds (gaming and social)
    • Facebook, ask.fm, WhatsApp, Instagram, Youtube, SecondLife, WoW etc.
  • Online safety and Information security
    • Threats to online safety
      • Content threats (e.g. spam, violence),
      • Contact threats (e.g, bullying, grooming),
      • Conduct threats (e.g. illegal file sharing)
      • Computer threats (e.g. malware, phishing)
    • Online safety mediation
      • Industry mediation (e.g. content screening, privacy policies),
      • Technology (e.g. parental controls, adblockers),
      • Policies and educational efforts (e.g. KiVa koulu, Better internet for Children)
      • Social mediation by parents, teacher

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