is a website created for two purposes:
1. smartgirls.tv is a space where
girls can discuss images of smart girls in television and other
media, and also talk about other issues as part of a supportive
We want to protect your safety and ensure your privacy so:
· We will never ask for information which could identify
you. When you register, we ask you to agree to keep your email
· We invite you to fill out questionnaires
voluntarily. These are always anonymous.
· We will remove and report any attempts to gain personal
information from users
· If anyone seeks information from you, NEVER give it and
report it to us straight away
· Incidents of harassment, bullying or offensiveness will
be removed immediately and the poster barred from the site
Contributions to the forum form part of the data collected by
By registering to contribute to the forum, you are giving your
consent to participating in the research project. We
do not ask for any identifying information.
also ask you to complete a brief questionnaire. This is also anonymous.
The information it asks for gives us a snapshot of the contributors
and their viewing habits.
the data is confidential and anonymous, and this is part of the
reason why we ask you to choose a username which is not your real
name when you register.
data will be kept securely in paper and electronic form for a
period of five years after the completion of the research project.
visit our privacy page to learn more
about privacy and security on the site
results of the study will be posted on this website and may also
be used in academic publications and conference papers. Details
of these will also be posted here.
study is being conducted by me, Michele Paule, as a member of
Oxford Brookes University academic staff, and pertains to my work
as Senior Lecturer in Education and Communication, Media and Culture.