Ottawa, June 16, 2009 – To reflect new challenges faced by children and teens in virtual online worlds and social networking sites, Media Awareness Network (MNet) today launched a new version of its Kids for Sale: Online privacy and marketing professional development workshop. The extensive updating of the popular resource was made possible through funding from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
Ottawa, June 8, 2009 – Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) are joining together to host Canada’s fourth annual Media Literacy Week, November 2-6, 2009.
This year’s theme – Media Literacy in the Digital Age – will emphasize the multiple literacy skills needed by today’s youth for accessing, evaluating, repurposing, creating and distributing media content.
October 28, 2011 (Ottawa) – To mark Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) and Media Awareness Network (MNet) launched a new teaching unit to help students develop safe and secure online practices.
While studies show Canadian youth are more tech savvy than older Internet users, they are also more likely to take security risks online. Winning the Cyber Security Game aims to give students in grades 5-8 tools and strategies to mitigate and prevent negative online experiences.
October 20, 2011 (Ottawa) – Media Awareness Network (MNet) has launched Privacy Pirates, a new interactive resource to teach children about online privacy and how to distinguish between public and private information when playing on the Internet. The game was unveiled today by MNet’s Director of Education Matthew Johnson at the Prince Edward Island Teachers’ Federation Conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
May 25, 2011 (Ottawa) – Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) today unveiled the theme for this year’s annual Media Literacy Week– Digital Citizenship – calling on Canadians to encourage young people to reflect on their online lives, and their rights and responsibilities as they navigate the digital world.
April 4, 2011 (Ottawa) – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), in partnership with Media Awareness Network (MNet), is proud to introduce a Cyber Security Consumer Tip Sheet, a guide to avoiding risks online.
As the Internet has become a ubiquitous part of our daily lives, so too have the number and severity of potential risks we face each day. With increasing accessibility to digital technologies, Internet literacy programs are, now more than ever, essential to protecting Internet users and their computers.
March 29, 2011 (Ottawa) – Media Awareness Network (MNet) today launched MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students. This engaging interactive resource helps teens develop critical thinking skills that can be applied to their online lives.
March 2, 2011 (Ottawa) – Media Awareness Network (MNet), Canada’s leading media literacy and digital literacy organization, today launched From Consumer to Citizen: Digital Media and Youth Civic Engagement, a discussion paper outlining the important role digital literacy plays in ensuring youth become competent and engaged civic and political actors.
November 1, 2010 (Ottawa) – Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) marked the launch of Canada’s Media Literacy Week today by highlighting the need for parents, educators and youth to talk about the ways that gender is portrayed in media and how this can influence young people’s perceptions of themselves and others.
October 29, 2010 (Ottawa) – Media Awareness Network (MNet) today released e-Parenting Tutorial: Keeping up with your kids’ online activities, an online resource to help parents better understand and become actively involved in their children’s online lives.