Media Literacy Moments
MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Their vision is that children, youth and trusted adults have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens. In this series of regular conversations, we'll connect with the MediaSmarts team to provide insights and resources that will help parents, teachers and students navigate the complex and exciting media landscape.
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In today’s episode, we are joined by Matthew Johnson, Director of Education for MediaSmarts, to discuss the way that Indigenous peoples, communities and issues are represented in media. We talk about the history of that representation in both…

MediaSmarts Education Director, Matthew Johnson, joins us this week to talk about how, despite some of the strongest regulations around advertising tobacco and vaping products to young people, there is still need for concern and vigilance on the part…

Given the importance of digital literacy skills to under-represented populations, MediaSmarts and YWCA Canada have partnered to develop and deliver DigitalSmarts, a digital literacy skills program.

The DigitalSmarts program is a series of eight…

MediaSmarts Executive Director, Kathryn Hill, joins us today to speak about their Check Then Share campaign, designed to encourage people, young and old, to ensure that information they share about the COVID-19 Pandemic is coming from credible…

“Cyber Choices is an interactive tutorial designed to teach students in grades 3-5 the essential digital citizenship skills they need to make safe, wise and responsible choices online.”

MediaSmarts Education Director, Matthew Johnson, is here to talk…

Dr. Kara Brisson-Boisson, director of research at MediaSmarts, joins us to talk about their latest national research report, “Algorithmic Awareness: Conversations with Young Canadians about Artificial Intelligence and Privacy”.

What do young…

Dr. Kara Brisson-Boivin is the Director of Research at MediaSmarts. She drops by the studio today to talk about the connections between Media Literacy and International Women’s Day 2021.

For more information and some great resources, visit…

It’s the day after Pink Shirt day and we’re happy to welcome MediaSmarts Education Director, Matthew Johnson to talk about Cyberbullying. We had a chance to talk about what we mean by Cyberbullying, what has changed in the conversation over the past…

The start of a new series of biweekly conversations with MediaSmarts, an organization dedicated to providing resources, conducting research and digging deeper into issues around media and digital literacy.

Today, we’re joined by Kathryn Ann Hill,…

Matthew Johnson is the Director of Education at MediaSmarts, an organization that has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996.

Today Matthew joins us to talk about the…

Matthew Johnson is Director of Education for MediaSmarts and he’s here this morning to talk about a new course being offered to all educators, free of charge. It’s a 4 week program designed to open up imaginations around the power of making…

We round out our celebration of Media Literacy week with a visit from Samantha McAleese, Research and Evaluation Associate at MediaSmarts. Today we talk about the MediaSmarts research study, “Young Canadians Speak Out: A Qualitative Research Project…

Media Literacy Week continues across Canada and around the world. I’m joined this morning by MediaSmart Media Education Specialist, Marc Ladouceur who drops by to talk about the “Check then Share” campaign.

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MediaSmarts Education Director, Matthew Johnson, drops by to talk about media literacy, curriculum connections and the importance of the element of creativity in how we frame our thinking and work in this area.

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Dr. Karen Bisson-Boivin is the director of research MediaSmarts. In this conversation, we focus on a report released in 2018, “The Digital Well-Being of Canadian Families”. After listening to the conversation, you will want to read the report for…

On this first day of Media Literacy Week across Canada, we’re joined by MediaSmarts Executive Director, Kathryn Ann Hill. We talk about the current media literacy landscape and dive a little more deeply into the MediaSmarts “Break the Fake” Campaign….