By Erin De Jong, Member of the PREVNet National Youth Advisory Committee PREVNet and the National Youth Advisory Committee PREVNet is a network of organizations and researchers from around Canada, working together to stop bullying. The goal of PREVNet is to increase our understanding of bullying – so every child can learn, play, and live…

Submit to the Media Literacy Week blog by Cyber-Seniors In today’s society, there seems to be a misperception of the relationship that young people share with modern technology. Occasionally we hear rumblings that today’s youth are disinterested in disconnecting from their devices, resulting in a lack of engagement with their communities. With Media Literacy Week…

By Andrea Tomkins, MediaSmarts’ Parent Blogger YouTube is a window into a world of wonder. There is so much great material to be found there, whether it’s for education, entertainment, or inspiration.  But there’s also a lot of inappropriate stuff in amongst the cat videos and Kid President. Question is, how do we, as parents,…

It’s been almost fifteen years since Mark Prensky coined the term “digital native” to describe young people who have grown up with the Internet and digital media. In fact, the children who were born the year Prensky’s book was published are now in high school. While for many, the public perception of young people taking…

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