Cyber-Dilemmas: Gendered Hierarchies, New Technologies and Cyber-Safety in Schools

  • Shaheen Shariff Shaheen Shariff, McGill University, conducts research in the legal considerations that impact educational policy and practice and currently has two projects funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: 1) to study school policy and legal boundaries involving cyber-bullying and Internet harassment; 2) to study the impact of Quebec's intercultural policies on ethnic students.
  • Rachel Gouin Rachel Gouin, McGill University, is a writer, activist and currently a PhD candidate whose dissertation examines young women's informal learning as they engage in social activism.


This paper addresses gender issues relating to cyber-bullying among adolescents which is reflective of adult Internet use. It highlights legal considerations to address the policy vacuum on this emerging form of gendered violence. Résumé Cet article se penche sur les questions reliées à la cyberintimidation chez les adolescents qui reflète l'usage de l'internet chez les adultes. Ceci met en relief les considérations légales pour adresser le vide des politiques sur cette forme de violence qui surgit basée sur le sexe.
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