Critical Literacy & Fake News

Critical Literacy & Fake News


In today’s polarised atmosphere and with social media increasingly changing the way in which news is communicated, often allowing misinformation to seep into the public discourse, young people need the skills to identify reliable news sources and to question the source of a story.

In this section find out how to support your students in becoming critically literate news readers and help them develop key critical literacy skills. From identifying if a news source is reliable to understanding what bias is; we guide you through the murky world of fake news.

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9 Tips For Spotting Fake News

Being able to identify fact from fiction is vital for children to become critically literate news readers. Arm yourself and your pupils with these top tips on spotting fake news.

Bias in the Press

If you read a few different newspapers, you know all too well that they certainly don’t all report the same stories in the same way. An understanding of this is vital for any young person digesting news in this current climate.

What Makes a Reliable News Source?

There are lots of places that a paper or website can get its information from but what makes a source reliable and credible?

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