You have reached The Official Website of Jonathan Bishop. I am an Internet trolling and cyberbullying expert, as well as being a private online community and e-learning academic more generally. Overall I am best described as being an information technology executive, researcher and writer. I am the editor of the book, ‘Examining the Concepts, Issues and Implications of Internet Trolling,’ published by IGI Global.
I founded the Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems in 2005 and I am probably the most published researcher in the world on Internet trolling. I have over a dozen peer-reviewed research articles published in the area of Internet trolling. I have also written over 20 letters and op-eds on the trolling since 2011. My research on Internet trolling spans many disciplines, including cyber criminology, multimedia studies, Internet law and regulation, and media policy.
As an Internet troll scholar and academic, I have been interviewed and quoted or mentioned in over 30 different news media publications on the topic since 2011. I also run the Trolling Academy and Free Digital initiatives, promoting the rights of digital teens and a safer Internet. The former has informal learning opportunities, accredited courses, expert opinion, and a directory of support websites for victims of flame trolling and cyberbullying, as well as those who want to improve their technique at being humourous without being abusive. The latter provides advice to people on how to support the young people of today and their values, and campaigns for equality being digital teens and others in society.