Media Advisory: Panel of experts to give Quebec students a lesson in online privacy at launch of Media Literacy Week 2012

October 31, 2012

High school students across Quebec will have the chance to talk to a panel of experts about their online privacy concerns. Hosted by Laurier Macdonald High School in Montreal, the panel discussion will involve students from 33 schools across the province. The event will launch the seventh annual Media Literacy Week, hosted by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). This year’s theme – Privacy Matters – shines a spotlight on the skills and knowledge that young people need to protect their online privacy.

WHO:

Opening remarks:

Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Richard Goldfinch, President, Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers

Cathy Wing, Co-Executive Director, MediaSmarts

Privacy Panel:

Colin McKay, Manager, Global Public Policy, Google Canada

Daphne Guerrero, Manager of Public Education and Outreach, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Trevor Milford, Masters of Criminology student, University of Ottawa

WHAT:

Panel of experts discuss online privacy with youth across Quebec to launch Media Literacy Week 2012

WHERE:

Laurier Macdonald High School, 7155 Viau Street, Saint-Leonard, QC, H1S 3C2 (Map)

WHEN:

Monday, November 5, 2012
10:00 am – 10:45 am

One-on-one interviews available immediately preceding (9:30 am) and following the event(10:45 am)

Please confirm attendance with:
Maya Shoucair, MediaSmarts, 613-224-7721 x 231, mshoucair@mediasmarts.ca