The media help to construct our perception of the world in which we live. But what happens when media representations omit or distort whole groups of people? In this section, we explore issues of diversity representation and showcase efforts to counter stereotyping and promote more accurate portrayals.
Gambling is an issue that parents rarely talk about with their children, but easy access to online gambling sites has made this a pressing issue that needs to be addressed with young people. In this section, we offer parents and teachers resources for discussing this topic with children and youth.
In this section we explore the ethics, laws, and rights that surround questions of intellectual property. Whether it’s a question of downloading music, borrowing graphics and photos, or copying text from an academic source, there are bound to be questions about what is and what is not fair use.
This lesson encourages students to analyze the differences between crime shows in Canada, Britain and the United States.
This lesson looks at the ways in which online gambling draws in youth and increases the risk that they will become problem gamblers.
This lesson looks at the increasing prominence of gambling in the media, particularly movies and television.
This lesson encourages children to explore the differences between their real families and TV families by imagining how their own families might be portrayed on a television show.