Media Awareness and Internet Safety


The Door That's Not Locked  

This easy-to navigate website, operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, offers information and resources for parents, educators, and other adults about internet safety.  This includes age-specific information on what kids are doing online, the risks associated with those activities and strategies to keep them safer while engaging in online activities.  The site is also available in French.

Media Smarts  

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

Concerned Children's Advertisers- Long Live Kids

To extend the learning from our award-winning public service announcements, CCA develops comprehensive education programs for children in kindergarten to grade eight. Long Live Kids teaches kids eat smart, move more and be media wise!  (Information taken from their website).  There are bilingual programs for teachers, parents, and kids on this accessible website.

5 Online Privacy Tools- Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

These resources are designed to be accessed by teachers and parents to use with students, and include

  • a graphic novel about Social Smarts

  • a tips sheet for parents

  • a video for teens and tweens on protecting your online reputation

  • guides and presentation packages to be used in classrooms for grades four and up around online gaming and online privacy.

Visit the site for more information, or click on the link above for a summary of what is available.