Clicks and Stones: Cyberbullying, Digital Citizenship and the Challenges of Legal Response

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Friday, May 3rd, 2013

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Friday, May 3, 20139:00AM - 12:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs - 1 Devonshire Place
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Governments are reacting to the cyberbullying phenomenon in various ways. In Canada, several provinces and the Canadian Senate have examined the issue in depth. The Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights has made seven recommendations to the federal government, including promoting human rights education and the values of “Digital Citizenship.” At the same time, cyberbullying cases are reaching the courts here and elsewhere, revealing limits to the ability to address the problem with our legal systems. What’s the most effective approach? Join the discussion on May 3, when the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work present two panels composed of Canadian and US experts on this important issue.

PANEL 1: DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
Moderator: Dean Faye Mishna, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

Panelists:
Senator Mobina Jaffer, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights
Professor Wayne MacKay, Chair of the Nova Scotia Task Force on Bullying and Cyberbullying
Professor Shaheen Shariff, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University

PANEL 2: THE CHALLENGES OF LEGAL RESPONSE
Moderator: Adjunct Professor Eric M. Roher, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Panelists:
Professor Mary Anne Franks, University of Miami School of Law
Professor Jane Bailey, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
Professor Andrea Slane, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

For more information, contact Jennifer Millson at j.millson@utoronto.ca


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