November 24, 2009, Ottawa - The Media Awareness Network’s (MNet) interactive tutorial Passport to the Internet is now available to all teachers in Ontario’s publicly funded elementary schools and school boards, elementary First Nations schools, and faculties of education.
Ottawa, ON, February 19, 2004—The Canadian Library Association (CLA), in partnership with the Media Awareness Network (MNet) and Bell Canada, is proud to proclaim February 19, 2004, as the second annual Web Awareness Day, a day designed to build public awareness of Internet literacy and of the role being played by Canada’s public libraries.
National initiative launched by Canadian public libraries with Media Awareness Network, the Canadian Library Association and Bell Canada
Ottawa, February 10, 2009 – Media Awareness Network (MNet) today launched the classroom resource Cyber Bullying: Encouraging Ethical Online Behaviour to meet the growing need for educational materials that address the issue of cyber bullying in Canadian schools. The launch coincides with Safer Internet Day—an international event to promote safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile phones among children and young people.
November 2, 2009, Toronto - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) and the Media Awareness Network (MNet) have collaborated on an informative Tip Sheet for Parents and Gamers just in time for Media Literacy Week.
Video and computer games have become a basic part of kids’ lives. According to ESAC’s 2009 Essential Facts about the Canadian computer and video game industry, 57 per cent of kids aged 6-12 and 42 per cent of teens aged 13-17 play video games a few days per week.
OTTAWA, October 23, 2003 – Media Awareness Network (MNet) is proud to be the recipient of the Educational Internet Site of the Year Award presented during the North American Web Conference (NAWeb 2003) held this week at the University of New Brunswick in Frederiction, NB. The NAWeb 2003 Award honours MNet’s bilingual media education site – www.media-awareness.ca – for its innovation, design and contribution to education.
May 29, 2008 (Ottawa) – Media Awareness Network (MNet), Canada’s leading not-for-profit media education organization, is pleased to announce $1.5 million in new funding over the next seven years, from two of the country’s largest broadcast companies.
I have a special secret,
Whenever I’m online -
I don’t share with others
The things that are just mine.
MediaSmarts’ research has shown that kids with household rules about Internet use are less likely to do things like post their contact information, visit gambling sites, seek out online pornography and talk to strangers online. Having a family agreement or set of rules for using the Internet is also a great way for parents and kids to work together on how to be safe, wise and responsible online.
Video and computer games have become a basic part of kids’ lives: nearly all youth play electronic games at least occasionally. Many parents, though, feel they don’t know enough about the games their children are playing, and worry about the role gaming plays in their children’s lives. Fortunately, there are steps parents can take to make sure that video games are a healthy part of their kids’ lives, and a fun part of family life as well.