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Educators will focus on online behaviour, encouraging youth to “Think Critically, Act Ethically”

Ottawa, May 12, 2008 - Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) will join with collaborators and participants across the country to celebrate Canada’s third annual National Media Education Week, November 3-7, 2008.

New provincial-wide licences in Alberta and Ontario put Media Awareness Network’s Internet literacy resources in two-thirds of all Canadian schools.

November 5, 2007 - (Ottawa) Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) today hosted the opening ceremonies for National Media Education Week 2007 in Ottawa. The goal of the week is to encourage and promote media literacy in Canadian homes, schools and communities.

October 17, 2007 – (Ottawa) Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) are pleased to announce that CTVglobemedia is continuing its longstanding commitment to media literacy in Canada by becoming the presenting sponsor of National Media Education Week, November 5-9, 2007.

Media Awareness Network and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation are the lead partners in National Media Education Week, created in 2006 to promote media education and encourage media literacy activities throughout Canada.

Ottawa, June 29, 2007 - Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) are partnering for the second consecutive year to present National Media Education Week, November 5-9, 2007. The purpose of the week is to promote media literacy as a key component in the education of young people, and to encourage the integration of media education into Canadian schools, homes, and communities.

Ottawa, February 27, 2007 – Media Awareness Network today announced the winners of its first MyMedia video podcast contest for Canadian students in Grades 7 to 12. The MyMedia contest was designed to help young people consider ways in which certain members of society are portrayed in the media and how audiences perceive and respond to these representations. Using camcorders, digital video recorders, Web cams or cell phones, youth from across the country submitted 2-minute video podcasts on the topic of media representation.

Ottawa, February 12, 2007 – For today’s highly connected generation of young people, being “always on” means that there’s no escaping the social peer pressures of the school yard. The anonymity of online communications means that kids feel freer to do things online they would never do in the real world. The challenge for parents is that cyber bullying often takes place away from the supervision of teachers and parents.

Ottawa, November 23, 2006 – Media Awareness Network and the Canadian Home and School Federation today announced a partnership to present a national school-based Internet literacy and safety program designed to help parents deal with their children’s online activities. The program, Parenting the Net Generation, addresses issues that arise when young people go online and provides tools and solutions to help parents positively manage Internet use in the home.

Ottawa, November 20, 2006 – Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) today launched the first ever National Media Education Week. The week, which runs from November 19 to 24, 2006, encourages the integration and the practice of media education in Canadian homes, schools and communities. A new multi-media public service campaign to promote media literacy will ask viewers, listeners and readers to consider what messages and meaning they take out of media.

Ottawa, October 10, 2006 - Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) today launched new tools to promote media education and support Canada’s first National Media Education Week. The new tools include an extensive Web site, a media education blog and professional development materials for educators.

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