Every Day is CyberDay
cybersecurity awareness resources, classroom curriculum ideas, career and education planning sources, fun activities, videos and much more for students, teachers and parents across Canada.
Register your classroom before March 28 ’23, to be entered to win a teacher gift package of classroom cyber supplies. The symposium event on March 28 will include interactive and engaging speaker sessions with experts discussing Responsible Internet Citizenship, Rejecting Disinformation, Starting a Career in Cybersecurity and much more. The live event will be recorded and made accessible until the end of the school year to enable teachers to conveniently integrate the content into their classroom curriculum as it suits their schedule.
Every Day is CyberDay – Digital Media Literacy Skills
Digital media literacy refers to the ability to effectively access, analyze, evaluate, and create digital media in a critical and responsible way. It involves the development of skills, knowledge, and attitudes that enable individuals to navigate and understand the complex digital media landscape, including social media, online news, blogs, podcasts, and other digital platforms.
Digital media literacy involves a range of competencies, including the ability to assess the credibility and reliability of digital sources, to distinguish between fact and opinion, to identify bias and propaganda, to protect personal information online, and to use digital tools and platforms to communicate and create content effectively.
Digital media literacy is becoming increasingly important in the digital age, as the proliferation of digital media has made it more challenging for individuals to navigate the abundance of information available online. Developing digital media literacy skills is essential for individuals to participate fully in the digital world, to make informed decisions, and to engage critically with digital media in a responsible and ethical way.
On March 28 ’23 we will be hosting live sessions (to be recorded for viewing at your convenience) with experts to share important digital media literacy skills and information relevant to teachers and students both in the classroom and at home. Topics will include: Responsible Internet Citizenship, Recognizing and Rejecting Disinformation, Getting Started in CyberSecurity, and more.
Our CyberSprint video series was created with industry experts answering questions submitted by students and teachers. Experts include teachers, privacy and security industry experts, IT lawyers, government officials and more. Learn the most important thing students should know about cybersafety according to our panel. Just like a sprint – these videos are quick!!
Participate as a family team, as an individual or as a classroom. Complete the CyberDay Challenges to develop and demonstrate your cyber skills. Challenge your family, friends and other classrooms to battle for cybersecurity supremacy. Have fun while learning about important topics like reading privacy policies, rejecting disinformation, and securing your device!
Our Cyber Resources include at-home family activities, ready-to-teach classroom curriculum suggestions and activities for K-8 students, more challenging activities and in-depth curriculum for grades 9-12, career and education planning for adults and older students. Topics include privacy, security, media literacy, and more. Check out these videos, podcasts, documents and games!
Register before March 28th
Register your classroom before March 28 to receive the link to the live event, to view the recording, receive additional information and resources, and to be entered in a draw for a teacher’s gift package of classroom cyber supplies.
The #UnHackathon is another dynamic opportunity to integrate digital media literacy skills in the classroom or at home. Check out the creative design challenge!
Every Day is Cyber Day is one of the many ways that ICTC is partnering with Canadian industry, government, not-for-profits and the education sector to increase digital literacy skills in youth and adults and to provide educators with tools and resources.
ICTC believes in the importance of developing a highly skilled, educated and motivated ICT/digital workforce that will drive Canada’s economic growth and innovation. In partnership with Canadian industry, government, not-for-profits and the education sector, ICTC strives to define critical competencies and standards; build education and employment pathways for youth and adult learners to increase digital literacy/skills; provide educators with tools and resources to enhance learning, and connect youth to jobs.