For more than twenty-five years, Canadian teachers have been at the forefront of getting students online and preparing them to use the Internet in safe, wise and responsible ways. Thanks to the SchoolNet program in the 1990s, many young Canadians had their first experiences with networked technologies in their classrooms and school libraries. However, MediaSmarts’ recent Young Canadians in a Wired World, Phase III study shows that even now, our so-called “digital natives” still need guidance from their teachers.
Keeping up to date with all of the latest technologies and trends in the media is exhausting, and it’s easy to fall behind. Our team at MediaSmarts conducts regular research, works with media networks, and follows current events to stay relevant. Both parents and teachers look to us for information and education materials.