CTRL-F: Find the Facts is a program of CIVIX, which is a non-partisan registered Canadian charity dedicated to building the skills and habits of active and informed citizenship among school-aged youth. False and misleading information is rampant online, and people lack the skills and motivation to determine what to trust. To build the next generation of informed citizens, we need to adopt new ways to teach digital media literacy and source evaluation.
Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance. IFLA has made this infographic with eight simple steps (based on FactCheck.org’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News) to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you. Download, print, translate, and share – at home, at your library, in your local community, and on social media networks. The more we crowdsource our wisdom, the wiser the world becomes.
If you have upgraded to iOS16 on your phone you have a handy new security and privacy feature!
Why is having a strong password important? Strong passwords help protect your information and identity. As phishing and social hacking become quite common, we need a way to generate secure passwords that we can still remember!
This video, made by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, helps you stay safe when online gaming.
Learn about the latest games, apps and social media, including how to protect your information and report harmful content. Do a deep dive on the safety features of the most popular apps and games. How can you report someone? Key safety links. How can you report online abuse or block someone? How can you protect your personal information?
Internet Safety for Kids and Families by Trend Micro. Includes resources for kids and parents, blog posts, webinars, tip sheets, and more.
The Internet Safety Series for Kids age 7-10 by Trend Micro.
What Students Need to Know provides an opportunity for students and their teacher todiscuss why access to government-held information and…
This guide provides answers to common questions about privacy and access to information in the school system. The goal is…
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