Cyberbullying tweets from the President of the United States. Sexism in Silicon Valley. Fake news from social media feeds fuelling online hate.

It’s been a rough year so far on the digital media landscape.

Media Literacy Week

This November 6th to 10th, students, educators, parents and community organizations across the country will join MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) in marking Canada’s annual Media Literacy Week.

OTTAWA – Media Literacy Week kicks off today and runs until Friday, raising awareness about the need to create inclusive digital communities.

By Katherine Lofts of Hands On Media
Content reposted from original article www.handsonmediaeducation.com

For young Canadians, digital literacy skills are vital to:

View Canadian Curricular Connections to MediaSmarts’ Passport to the Internet students tutorial.

MediaSmarts was pleased to welcome the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance on board in 2017 as a Bronze Sponsor.

Well, it happened: we had a parenting fail when it comes to technology.

Where's The Line? Online Safety Lesson Plan for School Resource Officers

This lesson was produced with the support of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Objectives:

  • To further online safety education.
  • To promote safe and responsible online behaviour through:
    • Encouraging youth to make safe and ethical decisions online;
    • Helping youth to identify strategies and supports that are available to assist them with issues they may encounter online.
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OTTAWA, Aug. 31, 2017 – Back to school for today’s teenagers looks a lot different than it used to. On top of new classes and friends, they might also be exploring new social media networks, online relationships or digital personas.

As a family, we’re watching a lot less advertising these days – at least, I thought we were. That’s because most of our family watching is on Netflix, which has no commercials, and the few shows we watch on regular TV are recorded in advance and ads are skipped over. I can easily go months without being aware of what new movies are coming up, which new developments have occurred in the world of toothpaste, and what new packaging strides Coke and Pepsi have made.

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