Ottawa, ON – In the wake of the April 10 release of UNICEF’s Child Well-Being in Rich Countries study, Canada’s leading digital literacy organization MediaSmarts is calling for more education to address bullying, both online and off.
Overall, Canada ranks number 17 of 29 wealthy countries in the study; however, where children’s views of their own life satisfaction are measured, Canada falls to the bottom third.
Ottawa, ON (May 7, 2013) – MediaSmarts: Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy is pleased to announce that the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has increased its 2013 support to the organization to become a Gold-level sponsor.
Ottawa, January 14, 2013 – MediaSmarts (formerly known as Media Awareness Network) is pleased to announce that Rogers has joined the organization’s team of supporters as a Gold Sponsor.
Ottawa, February 6, 2006 – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and the Media Awareness Network (MNet) are pleased to announce a partnership to launch and promote National Media Education Week to be held the week of November 19-24, 2006. The first of its kind in Canada, this week will highlight the importance of media literacy and Web literacy as key learning areas in the information age.
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.
Ottawa, ON, March 8, 2004—Canada’s Media Awareness Network (MNet) was honoured today as a global leader in Internet safety education by WiredSafety (http://www.wiredsafety.org). The WiredKids Excellence in Internet Awareness and Education Award is part of a new international awards program established by U.S.-based WiredSafety, the world’s largest online safety, education and help group.