Qualitative research has found that youth in search of cannabis related information online often find conflicting or confusing information. With youth increasingly using online resources as their main source of information, there is a need to ensure that youth are supported in developing their critical thinking and appraisal skills so that they can judge whether a resource is credible. SRDC is conducting an evidence review and summary of digital literacy research and resources related to substance use, particularly cannabis. The results of this review will support the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction in making recommendations for programs or resources targeted at youth that can improve their digital literacy when encountering online information about cannabis.
Published: March 2021
Capability: Policy Research - Knowledge Mobilization/ Workshop Facilitation
Policy Area: Health - Population Health, Youth Development and Inclusion