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www.media-awareness.ca

Keywords: North America, Canada, English, French, Media diversity, youth, education, resources

MNet is a Canadian non-profit organization that has been pioneering the development of media literacy programs since its incorporation in 1996. MNet’s work is based on the belief that to be functionally literate in the world today – to be able to "read" the messages that inform, entertain and sell to us daily – young people need critical thinking skills.

Its primary focus has been to help bring teachers and librarians up to speed on the issues emerging as young people go online. We’ve done this by licensing workshop tools that can be purchased for professional development. The workshop topics include online safety, protecting personal privacy, authenticating information, and marketing to young people.