Digital Literacy - Teacher Resource

To assist teachers in facilitating online safety, digital literacy and web awareness, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment licenses three resources from Canada’s leader in digital literacy, Mediasmarts:

  • Passport to the internet. This resource is intended for Grade 4-8 students. Its five modules focus on social networking and privacy; tricks of the trade of online advertisers; authentication skills and judging reliability through a mock search engine; safe and wise web surfing; and ethical use of messaging services.
  • MyWorld. This resource is intended for high school students. Its four chapters aim to teach authenticating online information; managing your reputation and privacy online; dealing with online relationships; and acting ethically online.
  • Web Awareness Workshop Series. This resource is intended for adults who need to “keep ahead of kids on prevailing internet issues.” The self-directed and group delivery learning tools offer teachers a comprehensive program on safety, privacy, marketing, cyberbullying, and evaluation of online information.

To learn more about the NWT’s use of our Mediasmarts subscription, please see