Research and Evaluation at MediaSmarts
Most of our research projects involve working with children and youth from diverse communities across Canada. We design projects that create safe spaces for young people to share their thoughts, experiences, concerns, and solutions about digital media literacy issues. We aim to empower young Canadians, providing them with knowledge and skills that they can take with them as they continue to navigate the online world and digital technology.
We conduct qualitative and quantitative research projects, design and facilitate program and resource evaluation, and mobilize the findings and recommendations from our research in collaboration with various community and academic partners.
Find our latest research reports on topics ranging from online harm to digital well-being and online resilience here.
Initiated in 2000 by MediaSmarts, Young Canadians in a Wireless World is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging study of its kind in Canada. Surveying over 20,000 parents, teachers, and students, the research project tracks and investigates the behaviours, attitudes, and opinions of Canadian children and youth with respect to their use of the internet and technology.