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MediaSmarts

MediaSmarts

MediaSmarts has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996. Their work supports adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love.

 

MediaSmarts' educational K-12 resources cover a wide-range of issues in “traditional” media and also address the unique issues arising for digital media.  They are easily integrated into existing curriculum as they are aligned with classroom outcomes for all the provinces and territories.

 

The majority of their educational resources are freely available on their website. They include classroom lesson plans, with work sheets, backgrounders, tip sheets and essays, and multimedia games and quizzes.

 

They have a new section just for parents and families: http://mediasmarts.ca/parents

 

There are also many supports to help students learn about how to address cyberbullying, including posters, strategies, overview of the laws in Canadaresources for parents and for teachers

 

 

Contact Information

MediaSmarts
Phone: 1-800-896-3342
E-Mail: info@mediasmarts.ca

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