Media Literacy Week 2015: Respect in a Digital World
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Media Literacy Week
This November 2-6, thousands of students, educators, parents and community organizations will join MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) in celebrating 10 years of Media Literacy Week in Canada.

The official theme of Media Literacy Week 2015 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. 
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Promoting ethical online behaviours with kids

We generally think of our kids’ online and offline lives as being two separate things. In reality, they constantly overlap, flowing back and forth face-to-face in the schoolyard and through texts and social networks at home.  But on the Internet there are lots of moral and ethical choices that don’t have to be made offline.
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In Action

Jennifer Tieche, Carson Graham Secondary, BC
Jennifer has been instrumental in fostering a culture of sharing and collaboration amongst her students and colleagues. Using technology, she helps support students with special needs, develops innovative programs in the First Nations community and acts as a mentor to colleagues by creating solutions to 21st century challenges in teaching.
(via the Prime Ministers' Awards for Teaching Excellence)
We're looking to profile innovative educators and youth across the country who are making media education happen. Know someone? Let us know!

Featured Resources and Campaigns

A4W Live
A4W Live is an online community that explores the root causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls. Part of the National Association of Friendship Centres' Action for Indigenous Women campaign to end violence against Indigenous women and girls, A4W Live features potentially life-saving resources, information and stories to help Indigenous youth reduce, prevent, escape and stand up against violence and abuse.

Rules of the Game
In this lesson, students consider the importance of the written and unwritten rules that make it possible to learn and play together, online and offline.

Featured Events

Nov 7: National Girls Learning Code Day
Know any creative 8-13 year old girls who want to change the world? On Saturday November 7, over 1000 girls (and their parents!) will be taking part in hands-on workshops in cities across Canada. Find out more.

Nov 12: Bullying Prevention Conference
PREVNet’s 8th Annual Bullying Prevention Conference, co-hosted with Western University's Centre for School Mental Health, will explore "Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Bullying: Tools that Work." Anyone interested in bullying prevention will be able to network and to learn the latest knowledge and practical tips from Canada’s foremost researchers and national community organizations. Find out more.
What will you be doing to celebrate Media Literacy Week? Let us know about your activity or event and we'll help you spread the word.
Ideas for Educators
Ideas for Collaborators
Ideas for the Home
Promotional Materials
Learn more about this exciting annual initiative here

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We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the largest digital and media literacy movement in Canada! 
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Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association
Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association
Associate Sponsors:
Alberta Teachers' Association
British Columbia Teachers' Federation
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Manitoba Teachers' Society
Nova Scotia Teachers' Union
Northwest Territories Teachers' Association