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November 1, 2010 (Ottawa) – Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) marked the launch of Canada’s Media Literacy Week today by highlighting the need for parents, educators and youth to talk about the ways that gender is portrayed in media and how this can influence young people’s perceptions of themselves and others.

October 29, 2010 (Ottawa) – Media Awareness Network (MNet) today released e-Parenting Tutorial: Keeping up with your kids’ online activities, an online resource to help parents better understand and become actively involved in their children’s online lives.

July 7, 2010 (Ottawa) – Canada’s leading digital literacy organization, Media Awareness Network (MNet), is sounding the alarm that Canada will continue to trail other countries in productivity and innovation unless a national plan for digital literacy is put in place.

June 30, 2010 (Ottawa) – Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) are joining to mark the fifth anniversary of Media Literacy Week, November 1-5, 2010, by encouraging youth, parents, educators, community leaders, governments and media industries from across the country to participate in and support media and digital literacy initiatives in their regions.

March 8, 2010, Ottawa - Media Awareness Network (MNet) announced today that Alberta Education has licensed its award-winning interactive game – Passport to the Internet: Student tutorial for Internet literacy (Grades 4-8) – making the resource available to 1,800 elementary and middle schools in the province.

March 1, 2010, Ottawa - In honour of Calgary’s Online Safety Week, Media Awareness Network (MNet) launched an enhanced Be Web Aware Web site today, to better reflect changes in digital media that have occurred in recent years.

The Be Web Aware site, which was originally developed in 2004, is an authoritative Canadian source of information on the benefits and the risks of the Internet for children and youth.

November 24, 2009, Ottawa - The Media Awareness Network’s (MNet) interactive tutorial Passport to the Internet is now available to all teachers in Ontario’s publicly funded elementary schools and school boards, elementary First Nations schools, and faculties of education.

Ottawa – Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) launched Canada’s 4th annual Media Literacy Week today by emphasizing the increasing need for digital literacy in the lives of today’s connected youth.

November 2, 2009,  Toronto - The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) and the Media Awareness Network (MNet) have collaborated on an informative Tip Sheet for Parents and Gamers just in time for Media Literacy Week.

Video and computer games have become a basic part of kids’ lives.  According to ESAC’s 2009 Essential Facts about the Canadian computer and video game industry, 57 per cent of kids aged 6-12 and 42 per cent of teens aged 13-17 play video games a few days per week. 

June 23, 2009 (Ottawa) – Media Awareness Network (MNet), Canada’s leading not-for-profit media literacy organization, is pleased to announce the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has joined the organization’s team of supporters as a Silver Sponsor.