Bailey, J. & Valerie Steeves. (2016). Big Data, Social Norms and Discrimination: Lessons from The eGirls Project. Ottawa, Canada.

ABSTRACT

We have prepared this report on “Big Data, Social Norms and Discrimination:
eGirls Project” for The Open Society Foundation. The findings reported upon relate to data collected in January and February of 2013 when researchers with The eGirls Project held a series of interviews and focus groups with girls and young women between the ages of 15 and 22. All participants used interactive online media (such as social networking, blogging and/or user generated video sites) as a regular part of their social lives.


Bailey, J. & Valerie Steeves. (2016). Online Reputation, Privacy and Young People: Lessons from Canadian Research. Ottawa, Canada.

ABSTRACT

We have prepared this report in response to the January 2016 Consultation and Call for Essays: Online Reputation issued by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC). We have read and understand the consultation procedures. The report is based primarily on Canadian research with young people: The eGirls Project and MediaSmarts’ Young Canadians in a Wired World (YCWW). The report focuses in particular on policy solutions to mitigate online reputational risk, especially in the context of vulnerable groups.


Steeves, V. (2015).  Young Canadians in a Wired World, Phase III: Trends and Recommendations. Ottawa: MediaSmarts.

ABSTRACT

This is the final report in a series of nine from the Young Canadian in a Wired World: Phase III study. The Trends and Recommendations report brings together the findings from interviews with children, teens, parents and teachers and a national survey of students in grades 4 to 11, which took place between 2012 and 2013. It offers recommendations for parents, teachers and policy makers to support young people in meeting the challenges of growing up in the digital age. It also includes an analysis of students’ top 50 favourite websites and profiles of students’ online activities organized by grade.  For the complete set of Phase III reports, visit MediaSmarts’ Research & Policy and click on the YCWW tab.