eQuality Project: Valerie Steeves and researchers gave a public lecture

Valerie Steeves (Full professor) and researchers from The eQuality Project recently gave a public lecture to a group of educators, parents and community members in Edmonton. The details of this event and link to the video are provided below.

Big Data, Little Kids: Privacy, Digital Literacy & Networked Classrooms

The accelerating pace of technological change is having a profound impact on privacy protection for children and youth. Canadian children with active digital footprints on the Internet have become soft targets for commercial data gathering and marketing practices by many companies. This online behavioural targeting of youth is also reinforcing real-world discrimination and creating new forms of cyberbullying.

This evening public lecture sponsored by the Educational Technology Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association opened up a discussion on Canadian and American research on the privacy challenges posed by networked classroom technologies and educational software. It also shared new insights on education law and policy designed to protect students from cyberbullying.

The keynote and panelist speakers (biographies below) are renowned Canadian and American research scholars who will shared new developments on the privacy challenges posed by networked classroom technologies and educational software.  They also discussed new insights into education law and policy designed to protect Canadian students from cyberbullying.

Full Evening Public Lecture Video here

Speaker Biographies:
Dr. Valerie Steeves - Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa

Professor Jane Bailey - Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Dr. Leslie Shade - Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

Dr. Priscilla Regan - School of Policy and Government, George Mason University