How do Canadian Youth Use the Internet? – Media Awareness Network

21 10 2009

Young Canadians in a Wired World – Overview

Initiated in 2000 by the Media Awareness Network (MNet), Young Canadians in a Wired World (YCWW) is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging study of its kind in Canada. The research project tracks and investigates the behaviors, attitudes, and opinions of Canadian children and youth with respect to their use of the Internet.

From focus group discussions, interviews with parents and national student surveys, MNet has harvested a wealth of information and insights about how Canadian youth, who are among the most connected in the world, are using the Internet. The research raises a number of issues that demand society’s attention and, more importantly, highlights the importance of adult involvement and education as key responses in helping young people make wise online decisions.



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