Information Literacy: Raising Media-Savvy Kids

According to a study by the Stanford History Group, over 80% of students are unable to “distinguish between…’sponsored content’ and a real news story on a website” (Shellenbarger, 2016). Because anyone with a phone can create and publish content online, how can parents help students not get infowhelmed?

Knowing how critical it is to evaluate sources in a constantly changing online environment, here are a few resources below to help:

Helping Students Evaluate Information Sources from the Digital Resource Center

How to Spot Fake News (And Teach Kids be Media-Savvy) from Common Sense Media


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