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.
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.