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MediaSmarts' Youth Safety Guide Translated for Aboriginal Teens

To help Aboriginal teens make smart decisions when sharing online, MediaSmarts, Facebook and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) partnered to translate MediaSmarts Think Before You Share guide into three common languages: Ojibwe, Cree and Inuktitut. The guide offers teens advice on safe, wise and ethical online behaviour. The new resources are freely available on MediaSmarts’ website:

New tools for Aboriginal youth for making good decisions about sharing online | MediaSmarts

Today, Facebook, MediaSmarts and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) released a series of newly translated guides for Aboriginal teens, which provide tips for sharing and making decisions online. The Think Before You Share guides were released in Winnipeg during the opening of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba.

​Classroom Learning & Curriculum Connections
​We are committed to creating opportunities for learning about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures, histories, and perspectives in GECDSB classrooms. 
Curriculum Connections by Grade
Ontario's revised curriculum and the Ministry’s Aboriginal Perspectives: Teacher’s Toolkit provide many new opportunities to enrich teaching and learning in Ontario schools through the introduction of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit themes and topics. Click the links below to find curriculum expectations and lesson plans that are being incorporated into many areas of the elementary and secondary curriculum to help bring First Nations, Métis and Inuit histories, cultures and perspectives to life into every classroom.

To access the Guide to the Teacher’s Toolkit click here.

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit histories, cultures, and perspectives have a solid curriculum foundation every year of a student's elementary or secondary journey.