Media Advisory - Parents to Get an Insider Look at Teens and Social Media

TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - On November 12th, MediaSmarts, in collaboration with Northern Secondary School, will be providing Toronto parents and teens with free workshops on social media. The two workshops – Respecting Yourself and Others Online and The Parent Network: Social Media and Your Kids – will run concurrently on the same evening. At the teen workshop, students will learn how they can minimize the risk of negative experiences and maximize the positive opportunities while socializing online. At the parent workshop, adults will be given an insider look at what young people are doing on social networking platforms and find out what they need to know to help their kids navigate their digital world.

The two workshops will be followed by a hands-on session which will bring together parents and teens to talk about, and practice, what they have learned.

The Respecting Yourself and Others Online and The Parent Network: Social Media and Your Kids workshops were made possible with support from Bell.


  • MediaSmarts, Canada's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy
  • High school students and teachers
  • Local Toronto parents


Northern Secondary School
851 Mt Pleasant Rd
Toronto, ON


Thursday November 12, 2015
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm (Workshops)
9:00 pm – 9:30pm (Hands-on activities  for parents & teens)


Teens and parents will be available one-on-one interviews about being good digital citizens and using social media responsibly.

MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit centre for digital and media literacy. Its vision is that young people have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens. @mediasmarts  


SOURCE MediaSmarts

For further information: Please confirm your attendance with: Maya Shoucair, MediaSmarts, 613-224-7721 x 231,

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