Jennifer D. Shapka is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, at the University of British Columbia. Her teaching and research are in the area of developmental psychology, and she is particularly interested in identifying how contextual factors are contributing to developmental wellbeing for adolescents. To this end, she has been exploring the impact of what it means to grow up in an information age by examining the impact of Internet use on social and cognitive development. Most recently, she has explored the online risks associated with cyberbullying, as well as privacy-related concerns due to the over-disclosure of personal information.