What resources are available to help train the next generation of Nerdy Girls (and Guys) to navigate misinformation?

Data Literacy Families/Kids Uncertainty and Misinformation

A: Whether you are a teacher or a parent, there are lots of resources available to help kids boost their skills in navigating misinformation. Check out a few we like below!

🔵 Checkology: a free e-learning platform from The News Literacy Project that offers interactive lessons led by journalists and other experts on topics including news media bias, misinformation, conspiratorial thinking and develops skills in identifying credible information, finding reliable sources, and applying critical thinking skills to separate fact from fiction. Content is available for students as well as educators that want to use this platform in the classroom. Check it out all lessons available here and those focused on misinformation specifically here.

🔵 Breaking the News: What’s Real, What’s Not, and Why the Difference Matters: A book for kids aged 10-14 years put out by National Geographic which describes the history of news and the impact that misinterpretation and misinformation have on the world. Tips discussed include pausing before you click, identifying the source, and fact-checking. Highlights from the book can be found here.

🔵 Cyberacademy: One of the modules offered in this series by Trend Micro is aimed at helping kids aged 7-10 years understand what misinformation is, why it exists and to learn five important skills to help them spot it. The modules also provide a Parent’s Guide to Media Literacy from the National Association of Media Literacy and a conversation guide to help parents talk to their kids about misinformation. Check it out here.

For more general tips for helping kids navigate misinformation and additional resources, see our past posts on this topic:

How can I boost my child’s immunity to misinformation?

How can we help young people become more savvy consumers of online information?

How can we equip the next generation of Nerdy Girls to stop the spread of misinformation?

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