July 7, 2010 (Ottawa) – Canada’s leading digital literacy organization, Media Awareness Network (MNet), is sounding the alarm that Canada will continue to trail other countries in productivity and innovation unless a national plan for digital literacy is put in place.
June 30, 2010 (Ottawa) – Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) are joining to mark the fifth anniversary of Media Literacy Week, November 1-5, 2010, by encouraging youth, parents, educators, community leaders, governments and media industries from across the country to participate in and support media and digital literacy initiatives in their regions.
OTTAWA, May 29, 2012- A new Canadian report highlights a dramatic shift in views toward the Internet, and a remarkable dichotomy between children and parents. The report, titled “Talking to Youth and Parents about Life Online”, is part of an ongoing study – Young Canadians in a Wired World. It is the most comprehensive investigation into the role of the Internet in the lives of Canadian children.
Ottawa, May 29, 2012 – Media Awareness Network (MNet) unveiled its new name and redesigned website today at its Annual General Meeting. MNet, Canada’s internationally recognized centre for digital and media literacy, is now called “MediaSmarts”.
Ottawa, February 7, 2012 – To mark Safer Internet Day, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) and Media Awareness Network (MNet) are launching the first in a series of cyber security tip sheets to help consumers stay safe when using the Internet.
While surfing the Web is fun and can present a wide variety of opportunities, you can also encounter unexpected problems. Today’s release focuses on Safe Surfing, which explores the different types of risk relating to using the Web and ways Internet users can protect themselves.
Online resource addresses issues of cyberbullying and privacy
November 14, 2011 (Ottawa) – Alberta Education has licensed MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students for all secondary schools in the province. The interactive tutorial –developed by Media Awareness Network (MNet) – offers students simulations of popular online sites to teach them about cyberbullying, hate speech, online marketing ploys and privacy protection.
November 7, 2011 (Ottawa) – Videos produced by Grade 3 students and teachers of Trillium Public School in Orleans were premiered earlier today at the launch of the 6th annual Media Literacy Week held by the Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). The week runs Nov. 7 to 11. Thanks to the expert guidance of The Director’s Cut, students and teachers at Trillium school were able to write, direct and produce the videos which focused on this year’s theme.
Ottawa, February 15, 2012 – While Canadian educators believe that digital technologies can enrich students’ learning, there are still significant challenges to overcome in making this happen – with one of the main barriers being students’ lack of digital literacy skills. And school filters and policies that ban or restrict networked devices in the classroom take away the very opportunities young people need to develop digital literacy skills such as good judgment and responsible use.
November 5, 2007 - (Ottawa) Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) today hosted the opening ceremonies for National Media Education Week 2007 in Ottawa. The goal of the week is to encourage and promote media literacy in Canadian homes, schools and communities.
www.media-awareness.ca site traffic up by almost 2 million unique visits a year
Site traffic jumps 139%. Now attracts more than 3.2 million visitors a year.
OTTAWA, March 31, 2004 — Media Awareness Network (MNet), Canada’s leading Internet education organization, is celebrating new levels of success for its bilingual media education Web site, which has attracted more than 3.2 million unique visits since its re-launch in March 2003. This represents a dramatic 139% increase in unique visits in one year.