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Media Literacy Week: Protecting and empowering students in the digital age

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Guest blog by Commissioner Kosseim for MediaSmarts in recognition of Media Literacy Week

Young people today love going online. Whether it’s for educational purposes, social networking or gaming — there is always something new and exciting to see and do. With every click, they explore new horizons but also, inadvertently, navigate through a sea of potential digital threats.

The online world is fraught with fake content that looks real, creating confusion between what’s true and what’s false. Cybercriminals and cyberbullies use the internet in ways that can seriously harm others, and advertisers attempt by all means to attract attention and nudge buying behaviour.

Canada’s annual Media Literacy Week highlights how critical it is that we all know how to use and engage with digital media. Read more.

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