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Most Canadians probably can’t make a million masks. But this campaign can help save lives.

May 20, 2020 - MediaSmarts, Canada’s not-for-profit centre for digital literacy, is launching the Check First. Share After campaign today to encourage Canadians to check the source of info about COVID-19 before sharing it.

February 11, 2020 - A series of videos and resources from MediaSmarts and TELUS Wise are launching for Safer Internet Day with the message that it’s never okay to share someone’s sext without their consent.

Ottawa, ON – February 11, 2020

In celebration of Safer Internet Day, MediaSmarts and YWCA Canada are proud to launch a series of digital literacy workshops to help empower under-represented women from communities across the country.

Digital literacy report highlights youth perspectives on device use in the classroom and negotiating trust with parents

February 5, 2020 - A new Canadian report highlights the need for more research and resources to help parents, educators, and policymakers work with youth to develop the skills they need to thrive in today’s digital world.

Ottawa, ON – October 1, 2019

They’re cute, they steal your socks, they ride your robot vacuum… and they’re back to help us remember to not believe everything we see online. The house hippo who stole our hearts in a public service announcement in 1999 has come back to Break the Fake in a new campaign from MediaSmarts, Canada’s centre for digital and media literacy.

Platforms and parents both have critical roles to play in changing cultures of hatred for young people online

OTTAWA, May 29, 2019 – While Canadian youth think it’s important to speak up when they see hate online, only 10% frequently do so, according to a new research study conducted by MediaSmarts, Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy.

OTTAWA, April 10, 2019 – The partnership supports pioneering research into the digital lives of Canadian families

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is pledging its support for the next phase of a unique, multi-year research project that investigates the online behaviours of Canadian youth. This platinum sponsorship of $82,600 is CIRA’s latest in support of national not-for-profit organization MediaSmarts, Canada’s centre for digital and media literacy.

OTTAWA, Nov. 5, 2018 /CNW/ – The 13th annual Media Literacy Week officially kicks off today!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, October 22, 2018– Technology is keeping families and households more connected than ever before but parents feel they need more resources to be better digital role models, according to the latest research on digital parenting and the digital well-being of Canadian families released today by MediaSmarts.

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