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Online Disinformation

With election time upon us we are bombarded with a great deal of information. In turn, this can be manipulated and appears in dubious online claims on social media. Whilst school-aged children are not old enough to vote, this is an ideal time to talk to them about misinformation and disinformation. Supporting our young people in developing safe online behaviour is of great importance and conversations are essential to check on their online well-being. Guidance can be found on how to discuss such matters HERE.

In order to discuss the issues around misinformation and how to protect yourself from online scams, the following links be be of interest:

Articles and information about how to spot fake news and bias in media reporting.

The fake news quiz – HERE

Article for parents – HERE

Support for students – HERE