Morgan Sayer

Morgan Sayer

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts


Morgan is a researcher at the Digital Youth Lab at Adelaide, with experience working across a variety of research projects. She has a Bachelor's degree in Criminology from Griffith University and an Honours Degree in Criminology from the University of Adelaide. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Criminology. Her research is focused on the design of school-based interventions to prevent cyber-deviance in adolescent populations.

Cyberbullying prevention: A reasoned action approach to intervention design

This research examines young people’s experiences with cyberbullying. Specifically, what underlying beliefs favourable to perpetration function to perpetuate these problematic behaviours. Given the fluidity in bullying roles, consideration is also given to bystander engagement and beliefs which function to prevent active intervention in cyberbullying incidents. The outcome of this research will be the development of an intervention framework to prevent cyberbullying. To achieve this, we are conducting a two-phase study consisting of interviews and survey administration.

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    2020 Sayer, M., Whitten, T., Brewer, R., Cale, J., Holt, T., & Goldsmith, A. (2020). South Australian Digital Youth Survey Research Report: Year 2 Results. University of Adelaide.

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