Study finds only 10% of Canadian youth intervene when they see hate online

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.

CIRA partners with MediaSmarts on new research into the digital lives of Canadian youth

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.

MediaSmarts welcomes new Executive Director Kathryn Ann Hill

Ms. Hill will champion digital and media literacy for the next generation of Canadian parents, teachers and youth

OTTAWA, July 5, 2018 – MediaSmarts, Canada’s centre for digital and media literacy, is excited to announce Kathryn Ann Hill as its next Executive Director. She replaces Cathy Wing and Jane Tallim, who are retiring from their roles as co-executive directors after more than 25 years of service to the organization.

TELUS commits $75,000 to digital literacy skills for Canadian children

New platinum sponsorship of MediaSmarts will support research and education to tackle cyberbullying and other pressing issues

OTTAWA, June 6, 2018 – MediaSmarts, Canada’s centre for digital and media literacy, is pleased to welcome TELUS as a platinum sponsor with a $75,000 contribution. TELUS had previously sponsored the charitable organization at the silver ($30,000) level for many years.

Kids learn to defend their data with new privacy game

OTTAWA, March 28, 2018 – A new game is coming to Canadian classrooms and homes, designed not just to entertain children but also to teach them how to protect their privacy. Data Defenders, produced by the not-for-profit digital literacy organization MediaSmarts, shows kids how ad brokers try to collect their personal information and offers strategies to keep that information private.