FAKE NEWS Special Edition

Published Sept 2018 – register your school for a free copy

‘Making Sense of the News: real news, fake news and everything in between’, a special edition from First News

Children and young people are growing up in a world where information is available from a wider range of sources than ever before. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have enabled news to be shared with huge audiences at incredible speeds. Following the recent rise in illegitimate stories being circulated online, the term ‘fake news’ has emerged as a popular way to describe stories that aim to deceive.

The internet is a useful tool for young people, but it is important that children learn about the pitfalls that come with sourcing information online. To help you get your class informed about the risks of  false articles, First News has created a special fake news edition.

The special edition supports the teaching of critical literacy, explaining how to fact check articles, identify bias and assess the reliability of sources. It also informs children of the dangers of fake news, while offering a fascinating exploration of the history of news reporting and the media. This connects to citizenship teaching, highlighting the important links between a free press and democracy.

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