The web site provides
parents, teachers and librarians with practical information and hands-on activities
to help give kids the "cyber smarts" they need to make wise and safe
online decisions. The web site can be accessed at the Media Awareness Network:
Specific Media Awareness Resources
stands for electronic mail—which unlike regular mail—is
almost instantaneous, no matter how distant the correspondents.
It's the most common way to contact people on the Internet; and
it also enables users to send computer files of almost any kind—documents,
graphics, video clips, and so on.
Kids to be Safe and Responsible Online
With many thousands
of students using the Internet at school, chances are that they may access more
than educational information when they go online. From their homes, they're
also likely to encounter a wide range of entertainment, information, marketing
content and interactive communication on the Internet.
this section, you'll find a selection of Canadian teaching kits—resource
packages comprising of copyright-cleared videos, CD-ROMs and teaching
Education in Alberta
section comprises a curricular overview (below), as well as information
about professional development for media education, and about Alberta’s
provincial media education association, the Alberta Association
for Media Awareness (AAMA), in the sidebar.
Canadians In A Wired World: The Students' View. Final Report (2001)
survey Young Canadians in a Wired World: The Students' View was
carried out by Environics Research Group for the Media Awareness
Network. The research was funded by the Government of Canada.
on Canadian Youth and E-mail
Use of e-mail by
Canadian youth, aged 9-17.