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Public Engagement

Here is a full list of the DIY: Digital Safety team in the media.

Hundreds charged in Ontario for child online sexual abuse

Christopher Dietzel discusses recommendations for navigating the online world for teens and their caregivers amidst the rise of TFSV with CBC Radio London.

Here's what parents need to know about the "manosphere" of far-right content targeting boys online

Kaitlynn Mendes discusses the influence of the manosphere on boys and their online experiences, and she offers suggestions for how parents can address potential issues with social media.

Expert: Instagram cracks down on teen sextortion

Christopher Dietzel offers an expert opinion about Instagram’s new features that aim to address financial sextortion of teens.

What experts think the government should do when it comes to kids and social media

Kaitlynn Mendes says governments and educators should teach children digital literacy skills and how to manage their behaviour and feelings on social media rather than simply ban the devices or platforms.

Students appear nude in AI-altered photos at London, Ont. high school

Kaitlynn Mendes is interviewed about students using AI to generate nude photos of their peers.

Canada tabled it's Online Harms Act. What's in it?

Christopher Dietzel discusses the content of Bill C-63, Canada’s proposed online harms bill.

No criminal charges laid after AI-generated fake nudes of girls from Winnipeg school posted online

Kaitlynn Mendes talks about the limitations of Canadian schools’ curricula regarding online sexual violence.

Taylor Swift may speak now about sexual deepfake images. But that’s not enough

Suzie Dunn discusses the dangers of AI generated sexual content and the urgent need for meaningful legal protection.

Tackling deepfake nudes in schools and online

Kaitlynn Mendes says that more needs to be done to address the creation and spread of deepfake nudes in Canada.

Canadian schools need to address digital sexual violence in their curricula and policies

The DIY: Digital Safety team argues that Canadian schools’ curricula should do more to address and prevent technology-facilitated sexual violence among young people.

Young people need more support coping with online sexual harms

The DIY: Digital Safety team call for more resources and support to help young people who experience technology-facilitated sexual violence.

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