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We were delighted to welcome Wattpad as a Silver Sponsor of our organization in September 2018.
In 2019, Wattpad partnered with MediaSmarts to develop their new Wattpad Safety Portal, giving their users (or any parent or guardian) safety tips and information to help everyone have the best possible experience on their platform.
MediaSmarts conducted a survey of 1,000 youth ages 12 to 16 years old to better understand their attitudes and experiences with casual prejudice online; specifically, the motivations and external factors that influence their decisions whether or not to intervene. Study results uncover that youth experiences with online casual prejudice are common yet many youth do not respond because they don’t know what to do to make a difference. This research is a call for more effective interventions that will prepare, engage, and empower youth to push back against hate online.
The Raising Ethical Kids For a Networked World tutorial examines some of the moral dilemmas that kids face in their online activities and shares some strategies to help them build the social and emotional intelligence that’s needed to support ethical decision making – and build resiliency if things go wrong.
Framed around key concepts of media literacy, the Facing Online Hate tutorial examines how the Internet is used to spread and incite hate, how radicalization occurs, and how youth encounter hate online both through traditional hate sites and “cultures of hatred”. The tutorial also provides strategies for building critical thinking skills in young people to help them understand the nature of online hate, how they may be targets and how to respond appropriately when bias, stereotyping and hatred are encountered online.
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TELUS is a platinum sponsor of MediaSmarts and we are proud to have been working together since 2013. TELUS Wise is a free of charge, digital literacy program, and is a testament to their commitment to empower Canadians to stay safe online. This page showcases some of the TELUS Wise resources we’ve produced together, to help ensure youth have a positive experience in our digital world.
TELUS has been a generous and valued sponsor of MediaSmarts’ work since 2002. Over that time TELUS has supported the development of many of our award-winning digital literacy programs for Canadian classrooms and communities. We commend TELUS for taking a leadership position in promoting digital literacy in Canada through its TELUS WISE program, and through its support of MediaSmarts as our Platinum sponsor.