Raise a source-savvy kid in the age of fake news and internet hoaxes

In today’s world, there are a lot of kids who do not know how to properly search for reliable sources. The world is full of fake news and things on the Internet that are just completely hoaxes. It depends on how a kid is taught in school but the truth of the matter is that you can definitely raise a kid who knows a good source from a bad one. This can be really useful in their school life and everyday life.

Key Takeaways:

  • One study showed that 82 percent of middle school students could not distinguish between a news story and sponsored content.
  • Make sure that kids are aware that the results they see from their Internet searches are not listed in order of trustworthiness.
  • Teach kids how to check the sources they are using by using Wikipedia articles about those sources to determine if a source is biased.

“Although they were raised on technology, most kids can’t tell truth from falsehood online.”

Read more: https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/raise-a-source-savvy-kid-in-the-age-of-fake-news-and-internet-hoaxes/

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