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.
Ottawa, June 2, 2009 – Media Equal Voice in partnership with Media Awareness Network (MNet) today launched bilingual lessons for students in Grades 7-12 that explore media representation of gender in politics. Students from Glashan Intermediate School, in Ottawa, had the opportunity to try out the lessons.
The lessons are part of the Experiences project, initiated by Equal Voice which aims to engage young women in politics at all levels of government. A key component of the project is identifying and sensitizing young women to gender bias in media.
Awards celebrate Canadian contributions to advanced broadband technology
OTTAWA, April 23, 2001 - The Honourable John Manley, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Randall Gibson and Farhad Shafai, Founders of SiberCore Technologies, and the Media Awareness Network were honoured for their contributions to the advancement of broadband technology and innovation tonight at the 2001 CANARIE IWAY Awards in Vancouver.