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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Media Smarts is Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy. In preparation for the holiday season, Media Smarts has gathered 4 tip sheets to help families navigate and negotiate technology use, media messages and even the increased sense of…

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Dr. Kara Brisson Boivin is the Director of Research at MediaSmarts and joins Stephen Hurley to talk about Media Literacy Week in Canada, the intersections between media literacy, digital literacy and digital citizenship and more.

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Dr. Kara Brisson-Boivin in Director of Research for MediaSmarts. As we move into the summer of 2021, Kara joins us to offer insights and tips around a more balanced use of screens. After a year and a half of intense use by educators, students and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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“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…

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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…

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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…

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Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.