Michel Walrave is a Professor at the Department of Communication Studies, University of Antwerp. He is responsible for the research group MIOS. His research is centered around online self-disclosure and privacy. He investigates adolescents’ and adults’ online disclosure of personal information to other individuals, including intimate self-disclosures such as sexting. Next, he investigates individuals’ entrusting of personal information to companies, and related opportunities and risks.
Joris Van Ouytsel is a Post-doctoral Researcher at the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Antwerp. He focuses his research on the influence of digital media on relationship experiences and sexuality among adolescents. More specifically, he investigates the role of sexting and cyber dating abuse, the use of digital media within romantic relationship to control or harass a romantic partner.
Koen Ponnet is an Assistant Professor at the Ghent University. He also teaches at the University of Antwerp. He is (co-)author of multiple articles on the determinants of online and offline health and risk behaviors of adolescents and adults. In his research, he also pays attention to the situation of vulnerable groups, like those who are at risk of poverty.
Jeff R. Temple is a Professor at UTMB Health in Galveston, Texas. He received his doctorate in counselling psychology from the University of North Texas and a postdoctoral research fellowship at Brown University. His major research interests include the aetiology, course, consequences, prevention, and treatment of intimate partner and teen dating violence.