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“What does Cyberviolence mean to you?”: Anti-Cyberviolence Documentary Created by Youth

This strategy had a group of youth, all members of an anti-violence community organisation, come together to discuss the meaning and place of cyberviolence in their lives. Using documentary filmmaking as their medium, the youth shared their experiences, reflections, and powerful insights. Learn more about the process here! What Does Cyberviolence Mean to You Documentary

Cyber & Sexual Violence; Re-visioning Solutions and Strategies @ John Abbott College — Thursday April 13, 2017

Cyber & Sexual Violence; Re-visioning Solutions and Strategies   This symposium is designed to clarify the role of the educational community in combating cyber and sexual violence on campus.  Bringing students, faculty, employees and administrators together, the focus will be on explaining the inter connections between on and offline gender-based violence and strategizing on concrete

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Creating a Better Online Culture: Developing Strategies Together Symposium March 2

Creating a better online culture; developing strategies together Concordia University’s Sexual Assault Resource Centre in collaboration with The Atwater Library and Computer Centre’s Preventing Cyberviolence Project invite you to a panel discussion, workshop and reception. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together key stakeholders to identify and develop concrete strategies that serve to de-normalize, prevent, and

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European Commission threatens to create legislation for online hate speech

Via IT Pro Image: Kevin White Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube and Microsoft signed an agreement back in May, which included stipulations forcing them to remove or disable hateful content within 24 hours of detecting it. However, according to a new report by the EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova, tech firms are failing to meet these standards.

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Spiranac on being cyberbullied

Via Golf Digest Competitive golfer Paige Spiranac spoke out about the cyberbullying she experienced when she missed the cut for the Ladies European Tour last year. After another cyberbullied teen was recently pushed to suicide, it’s vital that public figures continue to speak out against cyberbullying. “It doesn’t matter how I play this week, it really

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Some news on cyberviolence prevention

Image: Jorge Sanmartín Maïssa (Flickr) Here are some links about cyberviolence (mostly positive)! Women and girls with disabilities are at higher risk of cyberviolence. Many policies have been written, but only that. No follow through has occurred by the creation of programs or services created. …although technology provides great opportunities for supporting women and girls with disabilities, it

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Learning from Gamergate

Over at The Guardian, Matt Lees wrote about What Gamergate should have taught us about the ‘alt-right’. In 2016, new wave conservative media outlets like Breitbart have gained trust with their audience by painting traditional news sources as snooty and aloof. In 2014, video game YouTube stars, seeking to appear in touch with online gaming

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Two different reports, same findings

Via Quartz A new report released by the Data & Society Research Institute and the Center for Innovative Public Health Research found that 47% of Americans have experienced online harassment and abuse, from nasty name-calling to stalking and privacy violations. This is concerning on its own, but the data also shows worrisome demographic divisions. This

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Minding the Gaps: Identifying strategies to address gender-based (cyber)violence

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THIS INVITATION-ONLY EVENT Please register ASAP to keep your free spot Email Eric Craven at   Minding the Gaps: Identifying strategies to address gender-based (cyber)violence An Invitational Symposium—Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:30am – 4:00pm organized by the Atwater Library and Computer Center co-hosted by the Participatory Cultures Lab, McGill

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