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Respect in a Digital World is the theme of Media Literacy Week 2015

Otawa, Brussel, October 6th, 2015 (SIGNIS, Media Literacy Week ) The official theme of Media Literacy Week 2015 (Nov.2- Nov.6) is Respect in a Digital World, encouraging young people to be upstanding digital citizens by acting responsibly and ethically in their online environments by respecting themselves, others and the spaces they’re in.

Media Literacy Week is an annual event that takes place every November. Co-led by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, the week puts a spotlight on the importance of digital and media literacy as a key component in the education of children and young people.
Working with Canadian schools, libraries, educational associations and organizations, Media Literacy Week participants seek to inspire a leap in Canadians’ thinking towards media education as an important – and innovative – approach towards creating thoughtful, engaged and informed young people. This initiative provides Canadians with a focal point for media-related activities and, at the same time, showcases the creative ways that digital and media literacy are being integrated into classrooms and communities across the country.

Canada’s Media Literacy Week has been building momentum and gaining collaborators since its launch in 2006. Previous weeks have been resounding successes with educators, broadcasters, community groups, academics and youth organizing media awareness events and activities across the country. In 2014, the week focused on the positive uses of social networking by young people. The official theme of the week – Youth and Social Networking: Creative, connected and collaborative – encouraged adults to work with young people to explore the opportunities that social networking tools provide for contributing positively to society and building digital skills for the future

MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Our vision is that children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.

SIGNIS

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