Invited meeting with Australian Law Reform Committee to discuss sexting
On October 31, 2012, Professors Bailey and Steeves will be meeting with the Law Reform Committee of the Parliament of Victoria, Australia, which is conducting an inquiry into sexting. The Committee will be travelling to Canada and the United States in order to gather international opinions and views on legislative and policy responses to sexting and has invited Professors Bailey and Steeves to meet with it as part of its mandate. Professor Bailey has spoken on the issues of sexting and online child pornography in a number of national and international forums, and published a paper on The Gendered Dimensions of Sextingin 2011 together with UOttawa LL.B. graduate Mouna Hanna. Professor Steeves is examining sexting in the upcoming Young Canadians in a Wired World (YCWW) survey of 6,000 Canadian school children (visit MediaSmarts to learn more about YCWW).