Children will learn the importance of online inclusion during Media Literacy Week 2017

The next Media Literacy Week will take place from November 6-10, 2017 and will focus on online diversity and inclusion for children and youth.

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The next Media Literacy Week will take place from November 6-10, 2017 and will focus on online diversity and inclusion for children and youth.

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OTTAWA, May 25, 2017 / CNW / - MediaSmarts, Canada's center for media literacy and digital literacy, and the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) today announced the dates and theme of Education Week this year's media. It will take place from November 6 to 10 and will focus on diversity and inclusion online for children and youth.

Focused on the theme "Inclusion in a wired world: A place and a voice for all", Media Literacy Week will be an opportunity to see how the diversity of voices, points of view and talents helps to enrich our media and digital spaces, and invite young people to create welcoming digital environments and promote respectful online exchanges.

"We all have an interest in having open virtual spaces where everyone can present their point of view," explains Cathy wing, co-executive director of HabiloMédias. If we are to create a culture of friendliness online for children and youth, we must already sow the seeds with them so that the next generation of users and creators can thrive. "

“Teachers can challenge students to explore fundamental issues of diversity and openness in online and in-person relationships,” said Heather smith, President of the CTF. As e-citizens, students have a lot to contribute to this debate by talking about their experiences and proposing innovative approaches to the multiplicity of voices. "

Media Literacy Week, an annual event co-sponsored by MediaSmarts and CTF, is a way to highlight the importance of enhancing children's and youth's digital and media literacy skills. More than 100 organizations, including Guides du Canada, the YWCA and teachers' associations, collaborate each year by organizing activities across the Canada and internationally. Officially launched in the United States in 2015, Media Literacy Week is organized in that country by the National Association for Media Literacy Education.

MediaSmarts and CTF are proud to count on the support of TELUS as platinum sponsor and Bell and YouTube as gold sponsors of Media Literacy Week 2017. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on events, programs, partners and more news! In particular, you can visit the site mediaeducationweek.ca or subscribe to electronic newsletter so you don't miss a thing.

About HabiloMédias

MediaSmarts is a Canadian non-profit center dedicated to digital and media literacy. Its goal is for young people to develop the critical thinking they need to use media as active and informed digital citizens. MediaSmarts offers hundreds of digital and media literacy resources for librarians, parents and educators on its website habilomedias.ca. @HabiloMedias

About the Canadian Teachers' Federation

Founded in 1920, CTF is a national alliance of provincial and territorial organizations representing more than 232,000 teachers across Canada. Canada. CTF is also affiliated with Education International, which has 32 million members. @SignCanada

 

SOURCE Canadian Teachers' Federation

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