Media Literacy Week: Youth & Social Networking - Creative, Connected and Collaborative

This November 3-7, thousands of students, educators, parents and community organizations will join MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) in marking Canada’s 9th annual Media Literacy Week. 

This year’s theme, “Youth & Social Networking: Creative, Connected, Collaborative,” will encourage adults to work with young people to explore the opportunities that social networking tools provide for contributing positively to society and building digital skills for the future.

Want to get involved?
The new Media Literacy Week website is packed with ideas and resources to help you celebrate, from promoting the week through your networks to hosting your own activities, – everything from small classroom or community-based projects to large-scale public events.  

MediaSmarts and the CTF will help promote your involvement by showcasing your events, activities and resources through our network of collaborators and on the Media Literacy Week website.

Here are some of the things you can do to take part:

  • Join the Thunderclap and help us make some noise on November 3;
  • Visit the events calendar to see what’s happening in your community;
  • Nominate a youth or teacher who is fostering media literacy in their community or using social media for good;
  • Check out the resources page to find ideas for activities in the classroom, community, or at home.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the largest digital and media literacy movement in Canada!