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Shaheen Shariff

Clarifying the blurred lines between cyberbullying and digital citizenship.

Associate Professor

shaheen [dot] shariff [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)    "Define the Line" Web Site

Phone: 514-398-5396

Room 312, Education Building

Areas of interest

  • Policy development on intersection of law, education and technology (particular focus on law and policy relating to cyberbullying; social networking, including constitutional law (free expression, privacy; discrimination); tort law (cyber-libel and negligence); human rights law (cyber-harassment); criminal law (criminal threats).
  • Leadership and policy.
  • Diversity and pluralism (social, cultural and organizational contexts of education including ethnic, legal, gender and religious influences).

Description of research/teaching activities

  • Intersection of Law, Education and Technologies: Leadership, policy and curriculum pedagogy relating to the intersection of law, education and technologies. Research on cyberbullying; youth social networking, digital citizenship; media literacy; constitutional law (free expression, privacy; discrimination); tort law (cyber-libel; privacy; defamation and negligence); human rights law (cyber-harassment); criminal law (sexting and threats). Policy development includes student engagement; public legal literacy; youth rights and due process.
  • Diversity and pluralism: Legal, social, political, religious, cultural, educational and organizational contexts

 

Academic Positions

2008 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
2003-2008 Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
1999-2002 Research Associate, Instructor and Teaching Assistant, Centre for Education, Law and Society, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
2001 Research Assistant, SSHRC Girl-Child Project, The FREDA Centre for Violence Against Women, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

 

Academic Affiliations and Associations

2010-2016 Affiliate Scholar, CIS - Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Stanford University Law School, California, U.S.A. (renewed x 2 under new applications)
2013 ongoing Associate Member, McGill Faculty of Law.
2006 ongoing Associate Member, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University, Faculty of Law.
1996-2002 Research Associate, Center for Education, Law and Society, Simon Fraser University.

 

Education

  • Ph.D. – Leadership and Policy. Simon Fraser University, 2003. Supervisor, Professor Roland Case. Dissertation Title: A System on Trial: Identifying Legal Standards for Ethical and Legally Defensible Approaches to Bullying in Schools.
  • M.A. Education. Curriculum Theory in Education, Simon Fraser University, 1999. Supervisors: Professors Michael Manley-Casimir and Roland Case. Thesis Title: Managing the Dilemma of Competing Rights: The Case of the Three Books.
  • Bachelor of General Studies, Simon Fraser University, 1996.

Recent Awards

  • The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canada (November 2012)
  • Facebook Award on Digital Citizenship (May 2012)

Websites

Define the Line – An interactive resource website for Policy-makers, Teachers, Parents Teenagers and Children launched May 19, 2011. The website is informed by scholarship on cyber-bullying towards enhancing Digital Citizenship partnered with Lester B. Pearson School Board and Commission Scolaire school boards in Quebec.

Selected Contributions to Public Policy

Shariff, S. (Appointed December 2014-September, 2015) Expert Panelist, Premier Coullard’s Comité d’experts sur la cyberintimidation, Government of Quebec.

Shariff, S. (June 3, 2014). Expert witness to House of Commons Committee on Bill C-13, the “Cyberbullying” Bill, Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act. Invited by Liberal Member of Parliament, Sean Casey.

Shariff, S. (November, 2013). Expert background evidence to support Defence counsel of Laval youth arrested on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. Trial in March, 2014.

Shariff, S., Mishna, F., MacKay, A.W., Bailey, J., Steeves, V., Roher, E., Slane, A. (October, 2013). Policy brief for consideration by Federal Minister of Justice Peter MacKay prior to Bill C-13, Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act.

Shariff, S. (December, 2012). Expert witness to House of Commons Committee on Bill C-273. Private Members Bill to amend the Criminal Code to include online bullying and hate crimes. Invited by NDP Member of Parliament, Dany Morin.

Shariff, S. (April 30, 2012). Expert Witness submission to Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights on Canada’s obligations under Article 19 of the International Convention of the Rights of the Child on addressing cyberbullying. Invited by the Honourable Senator Salma Attaulahjan

Shariff, S. (November, 2011). Expert Witness submission to Nova Scotia Task Force on Cyberbullying. Invited by A. Wayne MacKay, Chair of Task Force on Cyberbullying.

Shariff, S. (2011, Affidavit). Expert Witness Affidavit. Invited by Counsel for Plaintiff, Jane O’Neill, resulting in successful leave to appeal to Supreme Court of Canada in landmark case of A.B. v. Bragg Communications, Inc.

Shariff, S. (2011). Invited written submission to former Australian Parliamentary Committee on Cyberbullying (5 pages).

Shariff, S. (June 12, 2009). Invited Advisory Panelist. Cyber-hate: Danger in Cyber-space. 2009 United Nations Unlearning, Intolerance Seminar. United Nations Headquarters, New York. USA. Chaired by United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon.

Publications 

Refereed Books (Sole Authored)

Shariff, S. (2015). Sexting and Cyberbullying: Defining the Line for Digitally Empowered Kids. New York: Cambridge University Press. Law Department. 

Shariff, S. (2012). Ciberbullying: questoes e solcoes para a escola, a sala de aula e a familia. Porto Alegre, Brazil: Artmed. [Translation of Cyber-bullying: Issues and solutions for the school, the classroom, and the home, for distribution to schools across Brazil]. 

Shariff, S. (2009). Confronting Cyberbullying: What schools need to know to control misconduct and avoid legal consequences. New York: Cambridge University Press. 

Shariff, S. (2008). Cyberbullying: Issues and solutions for the school, the classroom, and the home. Abington, Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge (Taylor & Frances Group).  

Refereed Books (Co-authored and/or Co-Edited) [* indicates student mentorship]

Shariff, S. and *Churchill, A. (Eds.) (2009). Truths and myths of cyber-bullying: International perspectives on stakeholder responsibility and children’s safety. New York, NY: Peter Lang. 

Shariff, S., & *Johnny, L. (2007). Censorship! . . .  or  . . . selection?: Confronting a curriculum of orthodoxy through pluralistic models. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishing. 

Refereed Book Chapters (Sole authored)

Shariff, S. (2013). Courting Digital Citizenship: Keeping kids out of court. In (Ria Hanewald, Deakin University, Ed, 2013). From Cyber Bullying to Cyber Safety: Issues and approaches in educational contexts. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., NSW: Australia, Ch. 10:169-191.

Shariff, S. (2012). Defining the Line: From Cyber-bullying to Digital Citizenship. In J. Beheshti & A. Large (Eds.), Children’s Information Behaviour. Scarecrow Press. Ch. 9: 195-212.

Refereed Journal Articles (Sole Authored) 

Shariff, S. (under review). Defining the Lines on Children’s Online Communication: Impact of Bill C-13: Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act. Submitted to: Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights. 

Shariff, S. (2006). Balancing competing rights: A stakeholder model for democratic schools. [Special issue: Democracy and Education]. Canadian Journal of Education, 29 (2), 476-496. 

Shariff, S. (2006). Cyber-dilemmas: Balancing free expression and learning in the virtual school environment. International Journal of Learning, 12 (4), 269-278. [Electronic version at http://l05.cgpublisher.com/proposals/696/index_html]. 

Shariff, S. (2005). Cyber-dilemmas in the new millennium: Balancing free expression and student safety in cyber-space. [Special Issue: Schools and courts: Competing rights in the new millennium]. McGill Journal of Education, 40 (3), 467-487.  

Shariff, S. (2004). Travel and terror: Re-allocating, minimizing and managing risks of foreign excursions and out-door education field trips. Education & Law Journal, 14, 137-165.  

Shariff, S. (2004, April). Keeping schools out of court: Legally defensible models of leadership. The Educational Forum, 68 (3), 222-233. 

Refereed Journal Articles (Co-Authored) [*indicates graduate student mentorship]

Talwar, V., Gomez-Garibello, C., and Shariff, S. (2014). Adolescents’ Moral Evaluations and Ratings of Cyber-bullying: The effect of veracity and Intentionality behind the event. Computers in Human Behaviour. CHB2630. 36C (2014), pp.122-128 DOI information: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.03.046

*Gomez-Garibello, C., Shariff, S., McConnell, M., Talwar, V. (2012). Adolescents’ Evaluation of Cyberbullying Events. Alberta Journal of Educational Research. Alberta Journal of Educational Research. North America, 58, Nov. 2012. http://ajer.synergiesprairies.ca/ajer/index.php/ajer/article/view/1060/900

Shariff, S., *Wiseman, A., and *Crestohl, L. (2012). Defining the Lines between Children’s Vulnerability to Cyberbullying and the Open Court Principle: Implications of A.B. v. Bragg Communications Inc. Education & Law Journal. Vol. 21.3, 231 – 262. Carswell.

*Retter, C. and Shariff, S. (2012). A Delicate Balance: Defining the Line Between Open Civil Proceedings and the Protection of Children in the Online Digital Era. Canadian Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 10, No. 2., 232-262. Carswell. 

Beran T., Stanton L, Hetherington R, Mishna F, Shariff S. (2012). Development of the Bullying and Health Experiences Scale Interact. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR). J. Med Res 2012; 1(2):e13.

Shariff, S., & Hoff, D. L. (2007, January). Cyber-bullying: Clarifying legal boundaries for school supervision in cyberspace.  International Journal of Cyber Criminology, http://www.cybercrimjournal.co.nr.

Shariff, S., & *Johnny, L. (2007). Cyber-libel and cyber-bullying: Can schools protect student reputations and free-expression in virtual environments? Education & Law Journal, 16 (3), 307-342. 

Shariff, S., & *Gouin, R. (2006). Cyber-dilemmas: Gendered hierarchies, new technologies and cyber-safety in schools. Atlantis - A Women’s Studies Journal, 31 (1), 26-36. 

Shariff, S., Case, R., & LaRocque, L. (2001).Begging the questions: The Court of Appeal decision in the Surrey school board controversy. Education & Law Journal, 11 (1), 85-111.

Shariff, S., Case, R., & Manley-Casimir, M. E. (2000, January).Balancing rights in education: Surrey school board’s book ban. Education & Law Journal, 10 (1), 47-105. 

Edited Journals

Shariff, S. (Ed.) (In Progress) Theme Journal for Center for Internet and Society:
Defining the Lines in an Internet Society. CIS Stanford Law School. Journal to be determined.

Refereed Book Chapters (Co-Authored) [*indicates student mentorship]

Shariff, S., Wiseman, A., Zaver, A., and Sheikh, N. (in press). Defining the Lines on Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship: Kids’ perspectives on texting and sexting. (David Young, Ed.). Education Law in Canada: A Guide for Teachers and Administrators. Irwin Law, ONT: Toronto.

Shariff, S. and DeMartini, A.* (in press) Defining the Lines on E-Girls and Intimate Images. (Jane Bailey and Valerie Steeves, University of Ottawa, Eds.), E-Girls and E-Citizens. (Routledge). 

Shariff, S., and DeMartini, A.,* (in press). Defining the Legal Lines on Cyberbullying Among University Students. (Helen Cowie (University of Surrey, UK, and Carrie-Anne Myers, City University London, UK, Eds.) Bullying Amongst University Students. Prospectus submitted to Routledge (Taylor & Francis), UK., Ch.13.

Shariff, S., & *Johnny, L. (2008). Child rights in cyberspace: Protection, participation and privacy. In T. O’Neill & D. Zinga (Eds.), Children’s rights: Theory, policy and practice. Toronto: ONT: University of Toronto Press, (pp. 219-244).   

Jaishankar, K. & Shariff, S. (2007). Cyber-bullying: A transnational perspective. In F. Schmallager and M. Pittaro (Eds.) Crimes of the Internet. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 66-83. 

Shariff, S. & L. *Johnny. (2007). Critical Media Literacy to Counter Muslim Stereotypes. In D.Macedo and S. Steinberg (Eds.), Handbook of Critical Media Literacy. Ch. 52, (pp.603-635), New York: Peter Lang.  

Shariff, S., & *Gouin, R. (2006). Cyber-hierarchies: A new arsenal of weapons for gendered violence in schools. In F. Leach & C. Mitchell (Eds.), Combating gender violence in and around schools, (pp. 33-41), Stoke-on-Trent, UK: Trentham Books. 

Shariff, S., & Strong-Wilson, T. (2005). Bullying and new technologies: What can teachers do to foster socially responsible discourse in the physical and virtual school environments?  In J. Kincheloe (Ed.), Classroom teaching: An introduction (pp. 219-240), New York: Peter Lang.  

Shariff, S. & Manley-Casimir, M.E. (1999). Censorship in schools: Orthodoxy, diversity & cultural coherence. In A. Hutchinson & K. Petersen (Eds.), Interpreting censorship in Canada Toronto, ONT: University of Toronto Press, (pp.157-181). 

Book Reviews in Peer Reviewed Journals

Shariff, S. (2013). Review of Patchin, J.W. and Hinduja, S. (Eds. 2012), Cyberbullying Prevention and Response: Expert Perspectives. New York and London: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). New Media and Society. February 2013 vol. 15 no. 1 154-156.

Shariff, S. (2005). Review of Paul Anisef’s Managing two worlds: The experiences and concerns of immigrant youth in Ontario]. Journal of International Migration, 5 (4), 515-517. 

Selected Invited Articles, Op-Eds., Blogs and Encyclopaedia Contributions 

Shariff, S. and Chan, K. (Tuesday, November 19, 2013). Canada needs a sweeping strategy to fight cyberbullying. The Globe and Mail. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/canada-needs-a-sweeping-stra...

Shariff, S. and Retter, C. (2012). Confronting Cyberbullying: Defining the Lines between Ethical Choices and Jail Terms. Cambridge University Press Legal Department. *Selected best blog by Columbia University Press see http://www.cupblog.org/?p=5760

Shariff, S. (2011). Defining the Lines on Cyberbullying: Navigating a balance between child protection, privacy, autonomy and informed policy. Commentary, Research Watch, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Florence, Italy: http://www-prod.unicef-irc.org/research-watch/commentary.html.

Shariff, S. (2008). Cyber-bullying and girl culture. In C. Mitchell C. & J. Reid-Walsh (Eds.), Girl Culture: An encyclopaedia. Westport, CT. USA: Greenwood Publishing Group.

Shariff, S. (2006, October). Report on Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) and McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Summer Institute held at McGill University, August 2006. 

Shariff, S. (2006, March). Cyber-bullying: Emerging trend. The Asian Outlook, 1 (2),14. 

Shariff, S. (2004, March). A call for academics: Globalization and retirement create opportunities for new educational paradigms. The Ismaili Canada, 24-25. 

Shariff, S. (2001). The Charter of Rights and Freedoms: The case of school censorship. [Special Issue:  Legal issues in education]. Orbit, 32 (2), 7-10. 

Commissioned Research Papers 

Shariff, S. (unpublished, 2012). Mapping Global Perspectives on Cyberbullying. A global review of emerging research relating to on-line peer violence and digital communication among youth. [Commissioned research paper UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Florence, Italy].

Grants and Fellowships (Funding Received) 

Grants Received as Principal Investigator

2012—2017 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 5 Year Insight Grant,
Shaheen Shariff, Principal Investigator. Co-Investigators, Jamshid Beheshti (Information Systems), Victoria Talwar (Educational Psychology),Shauna Van Praagh (Faculty of Law), Franco Carneval, School of Nursing (all from McGill University), Tanya Beran (School of Medicine (University of Calgary), Michael Manley Casimir (Brock University). Defining the lines on cyberbullying: Keeping kids out of court by comparing legal responses with motivation, moral development and legal literacy of digital natives. ($498,000)

2012—2013  Facebook’s Digital Citizenship Grant, Shaheen Shariff, Principal Investigator. Defining the Line on Cyberbullying: Keeping Kids Out of Court by Comparing Legal Responses with Motivation, Moral Development and Legal Literacy of Digital Natives. One of 4 applicants who received this award globally. ($50,000)

2009—2012 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Standard Research Grant, Shaheen Shariff, Principal Investigator. Co-Investigators: Tanya Beran, University of Calgary; Dawn Zinga, Brock University; France Bouthillier, McGill University, for the project: Developing an interactive virtual forum to study children’s on-line interactions and stakeholder responsibilities to promote cyber-safety for Canada’s youngest technology users. ($280,000).

2009—2011 Quebec Ministry of Education, Shaheen Shariff, Principal Investigator, for the project, Engaging Educators with Quebec’s Kids Through Teacher Education and Professional Development on E-Q-Kids Website to reduce Cyber-violence. Awarded under the programme de soutien a la formation continue du personnel scolaire. ($93,000).

2006—2008, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC),
Shaheen Shariff, Principal Investigator, International Opportunities Fund as Principal Investigator for an inter-university collaborative project involving 8 countries, for the project: Cyber-bullying: A project to address the policy vacuum & develop international  guidelines for schools. Ranked 4th overall. ($147,000)

2005—2008 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Standard Research Grant, Shaheen Shariff, Principal Investigator, with Co-investigators, Margaret Jackson, Wanda Cassidy, Simon Fraser University, Colleen Shepard McGill Faculty of Law, for the project: Cyber-bullying: Are schools obliged to prevent bullying in a virtual school environment? ($93,000).  

2005—2007 Montréal Centre for Immigration et Métropolis (IM), as Principal Investigator, for the project:  Exploring legally defensible policy standards for Quebec educators: Safety, equality and citizenship through reasonable accommodation of students from diverse backgrounds. ($14,000).

2004—2005 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Strategic Multicultural Initiative, Shaheen Shariff, Principal Investigator, with Co-Investigators: Mela Sarkar, Michelle Hartman, McGill Faculty of Education and Institute of Islamic Studies, for the project: Investigating inclusion: From educational policies to practices. ($50,000).

As Co-Investigator

2013—2018 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Advancing interdisciplinary research in childhood ethics: An ethnographic examination of best interests and moral agency. Insight Grant. Principal Investigator: Franco Carnevale, McGill University, ($439,231).

2013–2015 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Insight Development Grant. Youth On-Line: Children’s conceptions of on-line behaviour, cyberbullying and public versus private access. Principal Investigator: Victoria Talwar, McGill University. ($50,000).

2014–2019  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and International Development Fund (IDRC) Networks for Change and Well-being: Girl-led “from the ground up” policy-making: Addressing sexual violence. Claudia Mitchell, Principal Investigator. Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant with South Africa. ($2.5 million).

2012–2013 McGill Collaborative Research Grant as Co-Applicant. Claudia Mitchell, Principal Investigator. Social Policy ‘from the ground up’ through digital media: Youth, Participation and Social Change (South Africa and Canada) ($15,000). 

2012    Canada-India Center of Excellence for u-Health Research and Education (CuRE), Education Axis, as Co-Applicant. Principal Investigator, Antonia Arnaert. Letter of Intent Approved ($30,000).

2007–2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), as Co-investigator. Principal Investigator: Tanya Beran, University of Calgary, Co-investigators, Faye Mishna, University of Toronto, Ross Heatherington, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, for the project: The impact of cyber-bullying. ($183,000).

Grant Applications Submitted As Project Director (Under Review)

2015 – 2017 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Partnership Grant Letter of Intent, Shaheen Shariff, Project Director Defining the Lines on Rape Culture in Universities…(Potential amount of grant $2,490,000). Partners include Universities (and Faculties of Law, Education, Social Work, Communications, Media and Law Sector representatives, Centres, Institutes and Women’s Advocacy Groups. International Academic Co-Applicants and Collaborators.

Grant Applications as Theme Leader, LOI Approved 

2013–2014 Canadian Networks for Excellence (NCE), as Invited Theme Co-Lead on Electronic Bullying, with Co-Leads, A. Wayne MacKay, Law Faculty, Dalhousie University and Faye Mishna, Dean of Social Work, University of Toronto. Letter of Intent Approved, Invited Final Application in progress. Theme 3: Cyberbullying Information and Communications Technologies. PREVNet. Research Plan, Building Healthy Relationships. Directors and Principal Applicants, Wendy Craig, Queens University and Debra Peplar, York University.

Funding Received as Graduate Student 

2003–2004 Fellowship, McGill Centre for Teaching & Research on Women, for the project, Pedagogical models for inclusion, equity & student retention in diverse school communities

2002–2003 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Doctoral Fellowship, for the project: A system on trial: Legal obligations of schools

2002–2003 Simon Fraser University President’s (SFU) Ph.D. research stipend: Legal obligations of schools to prevent bullying. Graduate Research Project

2001–2002 Education Research Fellowship, SFU. A system on trial: Educators’ obligations to prevent bullying.  

2000–2001 Justice Canada and Youth Justice Education Partnerships, as Co-Investigator,Principal Investigator, David Oborne, Coquitlam School District, for the project: Identifying successful school & community programs for youth.   

2000–2001 British Columbia Ministry of Education as Co-Investigator with Linda LaRocque, Simon Fraser University, for the project: Analysis of anti-violence policies in British Columbia schools.

Invited Policy Advisory Committees and Task Forces, 

2013 Cyber-Safety Week, October, 2013. Advisory Committee on development of resources. Partnership of Quebec Ministry of Education, Ensemble contre la violence, Institut Pacifique and Tel-jeunnes.

2012  Roundtable Task Force on Implications of Bill 56 (Law 19) Tolerance Foundation (Anne Lagace Dowson), Ministry of Education, Member of Parliament, Dany Morin; Various consultants and community groups 

2009 Shariff, S. and Mitchell, C. International Advisory Committee on Drafting a Toolkit for Global Teacher Code of Conduct with representatives from CIDA, UNESCO and Institute for Educational Planning, France. 

2009 Quebec Ministry of Education and Commission Scolaire Task Force (by invitation): Groupe-relais montréalais en prévention et traitement de la violence à l’école. 

2009 Shariff, S. (March, 2009). Panelist and written contribution. Cyber-bullying and the Policy Vacuum. Online symposium with the First Amendment Center. Washington, D.C. www.firstamendmentcenter.org.  

2008 Invited policy advisor Australian Safety Authority in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia on cyberbullying and cybersafety.

2008 Quebec English School Boards Association Task Force on Cyber-bullying (by invitation). 

2007 Policy Advisory Committee, PREVNet: Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network: Networks of Centres of Excellence/ Réseaux de centres d’excellence. 

2006 Member of consulting committee with European granting agencies NORFACE, during visit to Montreal, November, 2006.  

2005 Contributed to North American United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Consultations on Violence against Children http://www.violencestudy.org/r25; http://www.unicef.ca/portal/SmartDefault.aspx?at=1388.  

2005 McGill représentative on comité de coordination, Immigration et Métropolis, Université de Montréal.  

2011 Shariff, S., & LaRocque, (2011). L. Analysis of anti-violence policies and programs in British Columbia schools. Unpublished report commissioned by B.C. Ministry of Education, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 

Resource Website for Policy Makers and Practitioners

Shariff, S. (2011-Reconstructed and Revised 2013) www.mcgill.ca/definetheline A bilingual interactive resource website for Legislators and Policy-makers, Teachers, Parents and Students, launched May 19, 2011. This is a Knowledge Mobilization Website under my current SSHRC Insight Grant and Facebook Grant.

Invited Keynote Presentations

International Keynotes

Shariff, S. (July, 2015, upcoming). Keynote Invitation, Defining the Lines on Cyberbullying and Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Online Images. 8th Annual Conference on Girl-Bullying Conference, Developmental Resources, stopbullying.org. Los Vegas, USA.

Shariff, S. (March, 2014). Keynote Invitation. Defining the Lines on Cyberbullying and Sexual Harassment: Canada’s proposed legal and policy approach. Oxford Cyber Harassment Research Symposium. St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Shariff, S. (2013 and 2011, September), Keynote Invitation. Define the Line: Identifying boundaries between Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship. SABER, Brazilian Education Congress. Sindicato dos Estabelecimentos de Ensino no Estado de São Paulo. Learning and Teaching with Happiness: The SABER in search of well-being. September 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil [Unable to travel on dates requested, planning alternate dates].

Shariff, S. (2012, July). Keynote Presentation. Defining the Lines on Cyberbullying through Engagement with Digital Natives: 34th International School of Psychology Association (ISPA) Conference, Montreal, Quebec.

Shariff, S. (2012, July). Keynote Presentation. Global Mapping of Cyberbullying. UNICEF Research Centre, Florence, Italy.

Shariff, S. (2012, June). Keynote Presentation. Defining the Line on International Cyberbullying Policy. International COST Conference on Cyberbullying and Policy Development. Sorbonne, Paris, France. 

Shariff, S. (2012, March). Keynote presentation. Global Mapping of Cyberbullying. UNICEF Headquarters. New York, U.S.A.

Shariff, S. (2010, April). Keynote. Navigating the Maze: Cyber-safety and wellbeing solutions for schools. National Centre Against Bullying (NCAB), Melbourne, Australia (Video Webcast). http://www.ncab.org.au/Page.aspx?ID=148.  

Shariff, S. (2009, October). Keynote. Cyber-Bullying: Battleground or Opportunity? eXbus Conference, University of Aarhus, Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Shariff, S. (2008, July). Keynote. Cyberbullying: Issues and Solutions. NetSafe Conference on New Technologies. Queenstown, New Zealand.

Selected National Keynotes

Shariff, S. (July, 2015, upcoming). Keynote Invitation, Defining the Lines on Cyberbullying and Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Online Images. 8th Annual Conference on Girl-Bullying Conference, Developmental Resources, stopbullying.org. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Shariff, S. (March 20, 2015, upcoming).  Keynote Invitation:  Defining the Lines on Cyberbullying. National Integrative Research Conference (NiRC), McGill University, Quebec, Canada.

Shariff, S. (May, 2014). Keynote. Conference on Cyberbullying. Government of Manitoba, Safe Schools Conference. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Shariff, S. (April, 2013). Keynote. Impact of Cyberbullying. Cyber Violence: National victims of Crime Conference. Belleville, Ontario.

Shariff, S. (September, 2012). Keynote. Impact of Cyberbullying. The OACCPP 34th Conference on Mental Health. Creating Connections Building Bridges, Toronto, Ontario.

Shariff, S. (February, 2012). Keynote. Digital Citizenship and Policy on Girls and Cyberbullying. Canadian Women’s Foundation Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Shariff, S. (March, 2012). Keynote. Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child/Laboratoire de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les droits de l’enfant at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law.

Shariff, S. (November, 2010). Keynote. Cyberbullying, Cyber-libel, or Cyber-Jokes? Pearls of Policing Conference, International Pearl Fishers Action Learning Group (IALG). Kingbridge, Ontario. 

Shariff, S. (2006, April). Keynote. Cyberbullying: Who should protect our children from virtual weapons of social cruelty? A public conversation: You’ve got mail! McGill Alumni Relations, McGill University, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Selected Invited Local Keynote Presentations

Shariff, S. (March, 28, 2015, upcoming). Keynote: Sexting and Cyberbullying. Concordia University Faculty of Education, Graduate Symposium, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Shariff, S. (November, 2014). Keynote: Sexting and Cyberbullying: Defining the Lines for Digitally Empowered Kids. University Women’s Club, Beaconsfield Chapter.

Shariff, S. (May, 2014). Keynote: Cyber-intimidation et la droit. AGFAS congress on violence in schools, at Université Laval, Chaired by Professor Claire Beaumont, Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche sur la sécurité et la violence en milieu éducatif Faculté des sciences de l’éducation, Université Laval, Québec.  [Dr. Nelofar A. Sheikh presented on my behalf due to illness].

Shariff, S. (November, 2013). Keynote. Cyberbullying. McGill Seniors Alumni Association.

Shariff, S. (October, 2013). Keynote. Cyberbullying, Digital Citizenship and Legal Literacy. Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation Youth Movement, and accompanying video, The Facebook Effect by Dr. Shaheen Shariff, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U91GPXsjYLo.

Shariff, S. (October, 2013). Keynote. Cyberbullying and Sexism. Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, McGill University.

Shariff, S. (September, 2013). Keynote. Defining Digital Citizenship. Kirkland Public Library, Quebec.

Shariff, S. (April, 2013). Keynote. Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying. Defining the Lines on Digital Citizenship. Fraser Academy at Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Club, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Shariff, S. (2013, March). Keynote. Defining the Lines on Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying. Department of Child Psychiatry, The Jewish General Hospital. Montreal, Quebec.

Shariff, S. (2013). Keynote. Defining the Lines on Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying. Leadership Committee for English Education in Quebec, Montreal, Quebec.

Shariff, S. (2013). Keynote. Qu’est-ce que la cyberintimidation? Conférence d’intervenants du milieu scolaire (agent pivot, directeurs, enseignants, conseillers pédagogiques de Québec), Hôtel Gouverneur, Trois-Rivières, Québec.

Shariff, S. (2012, November). Keynote. Defining the Lines on Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying. Westmount Public Library, Montreal, Quebec.

Shariff, S. (2012, November). Keynote. Defining the Lines between Child Protection and Free Press: The A.B. v. Bragg Communications, Inc. Ruling. Keynote. Institute of Human Development and Wellbeing. Faculty of Education, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

Shariff, S. (2012, October). Keynote. Defining the Line on Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying: Quebec Federation of Home and School. Montreal, Quebec.

Shariff S. (2012, October). Keynote. Defining the Lines on Digital Citizenship. Lester B. Pearson School Board High School Peace Summit. West Island, Montreal, Quebec.

Shariff, S. (2012, October). Keynote. Defining the Lines on Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying in Elementary Schools. Children’s World Academy. Montreal, Quebec.

Shariff, S. (2012, October). Keynote. Defining the Line on Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship. McGill Homecoming Classes without Quizzes. McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

Shariff, S. (2012, September). Keynote. Defining the Line on Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship. Division of Child Psychiatry, The Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre. Montreal, Quebec.

Shariff, S. (November, 2010). Keynote. Safe Space Plenary presentation: Cyberbullying. McGill Special Libraries Association.

Shariff, S. (April, 2010). Keynote. Cyber-jokes, Cyber-libel or Cyber-Bullying: Navigating a balance between free expression, privacy and supervision.  CAPDHHE Conference on Human Rights, McGill University. Quebec. 

Shariff, S. (January 26, 2010). Keynote. Cyber-intimidation: enjeux et solutions pour l’école, la classe et la maison. De l’intimidation a la cyber-intimidation. Centre Jeunesse de Québec, Québec City, Quebec. (In English supported by French power-point and translation). 

Shariff, S. (October 1, 2010).  Keynote. Cyber-jokes, cyber-libel or cyber-bullying? Dixon Elementary School, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

Shariff, S. (October 1, 2010). Keynote. Cyber-jokes, cyber-libel or cyber-bullying? Homma Middle School, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

Shariff, S. (April 14, 2008). Keynote. Cyber-bullying: Battle or Opportunity: Keynote presentation at John Abbott College, St. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada. 

Shariff, S. (April 18, 2008). Keynote. Cyber-bullying: Battle or Opportunity: Keynote presentation at Lauren Hill Academy, West Island Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Shariff, S., and Churchill, A.  Keynote. (March 17, 2008). Cyber-bullying: Battle or Opportunity: Joint Keynote presentation at Bishops College, Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada. 

Shariff, S. (June 12, 2008). Keynote - Book launch, Cyber-bullying: Issues and Solutions. One month Web-cast on McGill website.

Shariff, S. (June 2, 2008). Keynote. Empathy, Respect and Responsibility. On behalf of Quebec English School Boards Association (QUESBA) Task Force on Cyber-bullying. Reporting task force and survey results. 

Shariff, S. (May 2, 2008). Keynote. Cyber-bullying: Battle or Opportunity. 

Annual General Meeting of the Quebec English Teachers Association (QUPAT). 

Shariff, S. (2006, September). Keynote. Pluralism and education. Aga Khan I-STAR youth awards, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

Shariff, S. (2006, September). Keynote. Analysis of the Kite-runner: Educating about diversity and pluralism, Muslim civilizations & diaspora. Four invited workshop sessions for Ismaili Youth at University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Calgary, and University of Alberta, Canada. 

Shariff, S. (2006, June). Keynote. Educational opportunities for women. Motivational workshop presented for Aga Khan Ismaili Women’s Educational Development (IWED), Montréal, Québec, Canada. 

Shariff, S. (2006, March). Keynote. Getting to the heart of it: Bullying in schools, the workplace and virtual space. Presentation for Educational Leaders, McGill Centre for Leadership Conference, Holiday Inn, Montréal, Québec, Canada. 

Shariff, S. (2006, February). Keynote. Cyber-Bullying: Who should protect our children from virtual weapons of social cruelty? A public conversation: You’ve got mail! McGill Alumni Relations, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada. 

Invited International and National Policy Panels, Roundtables and Media Panels

Shariff, S. (August 5, 2014). Invited Panelist. What is Ethical Academic Freedom? Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Law Division. Sheraton Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Shariff, S.  (May, 2013). Invited Panelist. Conference on Cyberbullying, sponsored by three Faculty of Law Centres (the Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, the International Human Rights Program, and the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy) and the University of Toronto Faculty of Social Work. University of Toronto.

Shariff, S. (2012, October). Amanda Todd Case: CBC The National with Wendy Mesely. Role of Law to Reduce Cyberbullying. Panelist with privacy lawyer David Fraser and RCMP officer. [Live Interview]. http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV+Shows/The+National/ID/2294250596/

Shariff, S. (2012, June) Roundtable Panelist. Towards Future Policies on Cyberbullying. International COST Conference on Cyberbullying and Policy Development, Sorbonne, Paris, France.

Shariff, S. (2012, June). Panelist. Canadian Telecom Conference, Toronto, Ontario. [unable to travel due to illness].

Shariff, S.  (2012, May). Bully Proof Online Interactive Expert Panel on CBC Website responding to questions from international audience.

Shariff, S. (2012, April). Panelist. Policy Considerations on Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying. Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory-LRID Conference, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law.