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MediaSmarts, the Canadian Center for Media Education and Digital Literacy, launched a new resource last week aimed at making it easier for students to transition from elementary to high school and help them solve digital dilemmas facing them. they may be confronted in their interactions and activities online.
Your Connected Life: Teens' Guide to Online Life offers tips and solutions that have been tested by teens, including balancing schoolwork and screen time, managing online relationships and reputation, and using the Internet to find the best information on health, hobbies and homework. The guide also covers the favorite online activities of teens and offers practical advice on various topics, such as cyberbullying, how to recognize an unhealthy relationship, controlling online games, downloading and copyright, secure shopping, data protection and privacy, and online information research and verification.
“Digital media can increase the level of complexity and stress associated with the social and academic pressure that high school students already feel,” explains Cathy Wing, Co-Executive Director of MediaSmarts. This guide has been developed with the objective of studying the various online problems that young people may face when they enter high school and offer them supportive support for managing the various aspects of their connected life. "
Guide Your connected life is available free of charge in French and English on the HabiloMédias website, (habilomedias.ca).