If your child is active online, there’s a good chance that they’ve come across misinformation. It’s important that you take the time to discuss this with them and give them the opportunity to ask questions about what they’ve seen.
As well as this, you can:
- Ask your child to show you how they can verify information. This is an opportunity for you to help them build their digital literacy skills, as well as help them discover reputable news sources
- Take the time to answer questions about what they’ve seen and show them how to correctly identify misinformation
If you’re concerned that your child has started to absorb conspiracy theories or more radical views, it’s important to encourage them to share these with you, without the fear of losing their devices. You can also explore our guide to radicalisation here.