MONTREAL, September 23, 2003 – Media Awareness Network (MNet) today launched Les Cyberbibliothécaires, a new section of its award-winning Web site designed to provide librarians with a comprehensive range of French-language Internet literacy resources to help young people become safe, wise and responsible Internet users.
OTTAWA, October 14, 2003 – Media Awareness Network (MNet) is pleased to announce that CHUM Television has increased its sponsorship support to the highest level – Gold Sponsor. The company also becomes the first corporate sponsor to enter into a multi-year sponsorship agreement with MNet.
OTTAWA, November 19, 2003 – Media Awareness Network (MNet) applauds the Canadian Teachers’ Federation for enabling children to share their views on the media in their lives. Kids’ Take on Media – the CTF survey released today on the eve of National Child Day and World Television Day – provides an important perspective on what children value – and don’t value – about the television programming, movies and video games they use.
Ottawa, February 12, 2007 – For today’s highly connected generation of young people, being “always on” means that there’s no escaping the social peer pressures of the school yard. The anonymity of online communications means that kids feel freer to do things online they would never do in the real world. The challenge for parents is that cyber bullying often takes place away from the supervision of teachers and parents.
Ottawa, November 20, 2006 – Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) today launched the first ever National Media Education Week. The week, which runs from November 19 to 24, 2006, encourages the integration and the practice of media education in Canadian homes, schools and communities. A new multi-media public service campaign to promote media literacy will ask viewers, listeners and readers to consider what messages and meaning they take out of media.
Ottawa, October 10, 2006 - Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) today launched new tools to promote media education and support Canada’s first National Media Education Week. The new tools include an extensive Web site, a media education blog and professional development materials for educators.
Media Awareness Network resources address racism and hate
Ottawa, March 21, 2006 – In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Media Awareness Network (MNet) today encouraged teachers to integrate media and diversity education into the classroom.
Ottawa, November 7, 2005 – Young Canadians are more connected than ever and at a surprisingly early age, seeking new ways to optimize the Internet’s social and educational opportunities, according to new research released today by Media Awareness Network (MNet).
Ottawa, September 26, 2005 – Media Awareness Network (MNet) today launched The Target Is You! – a new national education program for youth on alcohol advertising. This series of 10 lessons is designed to help young people understand the significant social and psychological effects of messages in alcohol advertising in influencing their attitudes about drinking.
Ottawa, November 24, 2008 – Media Awareness Network (MNet) today launched Passport to the Internet, a new online tutorial funded by Inukshuk Wireless Learning Plan Fund and TELUS, to help students in Grades four to eight develop the critical thinking skills they need to navigate the Web in a secure and ethical manner.