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Oct 22, 2018, 09:52 ET New Canadian research reveals that parents need more resources and tools to become digital role models to kids

OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Technology is keeping families and households more connected than ever before but parents feel they need more resources to be better digital role models, according to...


Dec 14, 2017, 12:00 ET MediaSmarts and Facebook Canada release new video to help Canadians tell fact from fiction

Quick, easy strategies can keep false news from spreading VANCOUVER, Dec. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, MediaSmarts and Facebook launched a new video designed to help Canadians stop the spread of false...


Nov 06, 2017, 11:40 ET Media Literacy Week starts today, promotes inclusion and diversity online

OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Media Literacy Week kicks off today and runs until Friday, raising awareness about the need to create inclusive digital communities. This year's theme of "Inclusion in a...


Oct 31, 2017, 12:25 ET Media Advisory - Ottawa students launch Media Literacy Week

OTTAWA, Oct. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Ottawa high school students will kick off the 12th annual national Media Literacy Week on November 6 by learning how to create welcoming digital environments. Hosted by...


Aug 31, 2017, 12:21 ET Back to school in the digital age

OTTAWA, Aug. 31, 2017 /CNW/ – Back to school for today's teenagers looks a lot different than it used to. On top of new classes and friends, they might also be exploring new social media networks,...


May 25, 2017, 13:00 ET Kids to learn the importance of being inclusive online for Media Literacy Week 2017

OTTAWA, May 25, 2017 /CNW/ - MediaSmarts, Canada's leading centre for digital and media literacy, and the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) today announced this year's Media Literacy Week, to be...


Apr 19, 2017, 07:00 ET When it comes to posting photos on social media, teens are anything but spontaneous, new study shows

OTTAWA, April 19, 2017 /CNW/ - A new study released today by the not-for-profit organization MediaSmarts and researchers from The eQuality Project shows how teens carefully compose, select, and edit...


Oct 31, 2016, 10:19 ET Teens learn new digital skills for making and creating at Media Literacy Week launch

OTTAWA, Oct. 31, 2016 /CNW/ - The 11th annual Media Literacy Week kicked off today in Ottawa with students from across Canada coming together to learn new digital media production skills. The event,...


Jul 05, 2016, 07:00 ET MediaSmarts provides digital literacy workshops to libraries in New Brunswick and Manitoba

OTTAWA, July 5, 2016 /CNW/ - MediaSmarts, a leading Canadian centre for digital and media literacy, is pleased to announce that francophone libraries in New Brunswick and Manitoba now have free...


May 25, 2016, 07:00 ET MediaSmarts launches comprehensive digital literacy framework for secondary schools

OTTAWA, May 25, 2016 /CNW/ - MediaSmarts, Canada's centre for digital and media literacy, has today launched the final component to its extensive program to support teachers in integrating digital...


Apr 28, 2016, 14:00 ET Students are encouraged to be media makers and creators for Media Literacy Week 2016

OTTAWA, April 28, 2016 /CNW/ - MediaSmarts, Canada's leading centre for digital and media literacy and the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF), today announced this year's theme for Media Literacy...


Apr 05, 2016, 13:00 ET Study shows Canadian teachers very positive about technology in their classrooms, while facing challenges to successful implementation

OTTAWA, April 5, 2016 /CNW/ - As part of its ongoing study Young Canadians in a Wired World, MediaSmarts, Canada's centre for digital and media literacy, partnered with the Canadian Teachers'...


Mar 31, 2016, 17:08 ET New interactive game helps kids understand privacy policies and terms of use

OTTAWA, March 31, 2016 /CNW/ - To help young people make informed decisions when going online, MediaSmarts, Canada's centre for digital and media literacy, has launched a new educational game, Click...


Nov 05, 2015, 14:00 ET 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...


Nov 05, 2015, 11:49 ET MediaSmarts provides guidance to teens for living in a connected world

OTTAWA, Nov. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - MediaSmarts -- a Canadian centre for digital and media literacy -- today launched a new resource to help students transitioning onto high school navigate the digital...


Nov 02, 2015, 10:00 ET Media Literacy Week launch empowers youth to be upstanding digital citizens

WINNIPEG, Nov. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Winnipeg youth, teachers and community leaders gathered today for an engaging morning exploring what it means to be a good digital citizen and how to promote respect...


May 25, 2015, 14:30 ET Digital literacy workshops made available to all libraries across Quebec

OTTAWA, May 25, 2015 /CNW/ - MediaSmarts, a leading Canadian centre for digital and media literacy, is pleased to announce that all public libraries in Quebec now have free access to its licensed...


Mar 31, 2015, 07:03 ET MediaSmarts launches comprehensive digital literacy framework for Canadian schools

OTTAWA, March 31, 2015 /CNW/ - MediaSmarts, Canada's centre for digital and media literacy, has today launched an extensive new program to support teachers in integrating digital literacy into their...


Feb 25, 2015, 10:00 ET Shaw Communications commits to healthy kids in a digital world as a Platinum Sponsor of MediaSmarts

OTTAWA, Feb 25, 2015 /CNW/ - MediaSmarts, a leading Canadian centre for digital and media literacy, is pleased to welcome Shaw Communications Inc. as its first Platinum sponsor. The Platinum...


Jan 22, 2015, 07:37 ET Young Canadians need less surveillance and more mentorship online: national study highlights the important role of adults in kids' online lives

OTTAWA, Jan. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - A new report released by MediaSmarts, Canada's centre for digital and media literacy, calls on parents, teachers and policy makers to support young Canadians in meeting...


Nov 03, 2014, 11:04 ET Teens using social media for good celebrated at Media Literacy Week launch

TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - High school students from the GTA – joined virtually by youth from across Canada – came together this morning to learn how to leverage the power of social media...


Nov 03, 2014, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Literacy Week launch celebrates positive uses of social media by youth/

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers' Federation, in collaboration with Facebook Canada, are launching the 9th annual Media Literacy Week on November 3, 2014 at the...


Oct 28, 2014, 09:47 ET Media Advisory - Media Literacy Week launch celebrates positive uses of social media by youth

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers' Federation, in collaboration with Facebook Canada, are launching the 9th annual Media Literacy Week on November 3, 2014 at the...


May 07, 2014, 12:48 ET Creative, Connected and Collaborative: Media Literacy Week 2014 to focus on youth and social networking

OTTAWA, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) are pleased to announce that the theme for Canada's ninth annual Media Literacy Week (November 3-7, 2014) will...


Mar 20, 2013, 15:00 ET Teaching youth about marketing and consumerism focus of Media Literacy Week 2013

OTTAWA, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) are pleased to announce that marketing and consumerism will be the focus of Canada's eighth annual Media...