Matthew Johnson

Director of Education, MediaSmarts

Matthew Johnson is the Director of Education for MediaSmarts, Canada’s center for digital and media literacy. He is the designer of the comprehensive digital literacy tutorials Passport to the Internet (Grades 4-8) and MyWorld (Grades 9-12). He has contributed blogs and articles to websites and magazines around the world as well as presenting MediaSmarts’ materials on topics such as copyright, cyberbullying, body image and online hate to parents, journalists, academics and government bodies in Canada and around the world. Matthew is also an educator with nearly ten years’ experience teaching media education, film-making, English and special education among other subjects. A collection of his short fiction, Irregular Verbs and Other Stories, will be published in June of 2014.

Recently written by Matthew


Sexuality and Romantic Relationships in the Digital Age

Check out the latest research from MediaSmarts on what part sexuality and romantic relationships play in the online lives of teens.


Not Black and White: Understanding the Nuances of Cyberbullying

As part of the third in a series of reports based on data from their Young Canadians in a Wired World survey, MediaSmarts has just released a new report titled Cyberbullying: Dealing with Online Meanness, Cruelty and Threats.


Online Privacy, Online Publicity: Youth Do More to Protect Their Reputation Than Their Information

New MediaSmarts survey examines teen behavior in a wired world.


Life Online: Canadian Students Are More Connected, More Mobile and More Social Than Ever

New survey from MediaSmarts shows just how ubiquitous technology use is for Canadian teens.