Media Literacy

Media literacy enables young people to have the skills, knowledge and understanding to make full use of the opportunities of online content, including being able to better identify false and misleading content.

Below are hyperlinks of useful resources to help young people increase their media literacy around content they see online.

The BBC offer a range of resources on understanding and responding to fake news. This includes:

iReporter - BBC News  this is an interactive game that puts students in the shoes of a journalist, tasking them with working out what is real and accurate and helping them avoid what is fake news.

bbc.co.uk/factorfake BBC Bitesize resource for learning about fake news.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38906931  BBC Newsround article on Fake News.

https://www.bbc.com/ownit/the-basics/real-or-fake-news-quiz?collection=secrets-of-the-internet BBC resource aimed at young people to test their knowledge see if they can work out what`s real and what`s fake.

Other resources include:

Fake news and critical literacy resources | National Literacy Trust offers resources for teachers, parents and carers around fake news and increasing critical literacy skills for young people.

Home - SHARE checklist this is a government managed website which provides a useful guide in 5 easy steps on how to assess information for its validity.

Childnet — Online safety for young people  Helping make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people.

Page last reviewed: 05/04/2022

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