As Safer Internet Day is recognized around the world, DISE’s Dr. Shariff spoke to BBC News about the legality of sexting. [read the BBC News article, Feb. 10, 2015]
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Director of McGill’s Define the Line research program, Dr. Shariff has become internationally known for her expertise on societal, legal and policy issues relating to social media usage by youth. A recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contributions to Canadian public policy, her work was recently recognized with Facebook’s Digital Citizenship Research Grant. Her research is grounded in the study of law as it impacts education, public policy and digital citizenship. Dr. Shariff has collaborated with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning, Stanford University Law School’s Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and Kids Help Phone.