New Digital Media Resources
MediaSmarts, the Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy has developed some new guides that may be of interest to your parent councils:
- Getting the Most Out of Video Games Guide
- Digital Citizenship for Parents
- A Guide for Trusted Adults: Practical Tips and Tools for Supporting Girls and Young Women Navigating Life Online
- Talk Back! How to Take Action on Media Issues
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection wants to make parents aware of concerns in a popular gaming environment called Roblox. Roblox is a user-generated gaming environment where children are encouraged to create adventures using their avatar, play games and connect with friends in this multiplayer environment that claims to have over 44 million active users. The Canadian Centre's Cybertip.ca program has received a number of reports concerning requests to meet up in person, and/or sexually suggestive chat messages being sent to children under the age of 12 within Roblox.