Bill C-13 Submission

Professor Bailey has filed a written submission with the Committee on Justice and Human Rights regarding Bill C-13 and its “lawful access,” “hate propaganda,” and “non-consensual distribution” provisions. The submission recommends the removal or separation of “lawful access provisions” and the acceptance of the “hate propaganda provision,” and discusses the short-comings of the “non-consensual distribution provisions.” Read the entire submission here.

Spring Education Seminar

Professor Bailey presented “What was she thinking?:  lessons from the eGirls Project” as part of a panel presentation entitled “Social Media in Civil and Family Litigation” at the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) Spring Education Seminar at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa on May 8, 2014.  Her co-presenters were Barbara McIsaac, QC and Prof Jeremy de Beer of the uOttawa Faculty of Law.  You can find her slides here: “What was she thinking.”

eGirls in the news – eGirls conference pulls back the curtain on teen selfies, sexting and social media practices

University Affairs has published an article on the eGirls conference: “eGirls conference pulls back the curtain on teen selfies, sexting and social media practices”. Click here to read more about some of the great discussions that happened at this event!

Sixth Biennial Surveillance and Society Conference

Professors Bailey and Steeves presented “Living in the mirror:  young women’s experiences with online social networking” at the Sixth Biennial Surveillance and Society Conference in Barcelona, Spain on April 25, 2014.  You can find the abstract for their paper here and link to their slides here: “Living in the Mirror: young women’s experiences with online social networking”

Technology, Law, and the Public Interest

Professor Bailey presented “Time to Unpack the Juggernaut?:  The Cyberbullying Debates in Canada” at Technology, Law and the Public Interest, a conference held at the University of Hong Kong on April 10-11, 2014, which was jointly organized by the University of Ottawa and Hong Kong University.  You can find a draft of her paper here: Time to Unpack the Juggernaut – Draft and her slides here: Time to UNpack the Juggernaut – Slides.

Professor Steeves presents before the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Valerie Steeves appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women on March 3, 2014 as part of their study on eating disorders. Our eGirls findings provided a window into some of the systemic factors that intersect with eating disorders such as the kinds of marketing messages that are inserted into social media and the pressure girls report about conforming to an idealized version of the feminine body.