This year’s Media Literacy Week, November 5 to 9, will focus on helping students decipher truth from fiction online. Its theme “Fact or Fake: Help the World Stop Misinformation in Its Tracks” will highlight the importance of verifying that online information is true, unbiased and relevant.
Media Literacy Week, an annual event co-hosted by MediaSmarts and Canadian Teachers’ Federation since 2006, highlights the importance of teaching children and teens digital and media literacy skills. Over 90 collaborating organizations— including the National Film Board, the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, libraries and teacher organizations – participate each year by organizing activities across Canada and internationally.
Announcements of events, programs and partners will continue leading up to Media Literacy Week in November.
For updates, visit medialiteracyweek.ca