DIGITAL MEDIA LITERACY AND DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
23 May 2023
The findings from YCWW are used to set benchmarks for research on children’s use of the internet, technology, and digital media and have informed policy on the digital economy, privacy, online safety, online harms and digital well-being, digital citizenship, and digital media literacy, among other topics. [...] For youth to survive and thrive in a digital age, they need to not only have access to digital technology and media, but they also need to know how to use, understand, and engage with it. [...] network of key stakeholders and community partners In the online context, to bolster digital citizenship, building and supporting this can be expressed collective online resilience as a young person’s , and empowering technology ability to: participate in users (especially youth) to use, understand, create, and safe and inclusive online engage with digital media in safe, fun, and responsible ways. [...] Specific to the findings in this report, and in our own efforts to enhance collective online resilience and empower young Canadians—and the families, educators, and communities who support them—to take steps to enhance their finding and verifying and digital citizenship skills, MediaSmarts has the following free resources available on our website: • Break the Fake. [...] The final trends and recommendations report will support our ongoing efforts to establish, implement, and evaluate a national digital media literacy strategy for Canada and provide educators, policymakers, and other critical decision-makers in government, the technology industry, education, and community organizations with the foundation to build and support collective digital resilience and well-.