Supporting resources to tackle fake news

If you are looking for further insight and support to help children and young people tackle the issue of fake news, in this section, you’ll find tech tools and organisations that can offer support for you and your child.

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Useful resources

Fake news and misinformation research & reports

Ofcom – Understanding online false information in the UK

Ofcom – Children, social media and fake news

Ofcom – Navigating news in an online world

National Literacy Trust – Fake news and critical literacy final report

Activities to share or to do with your family

How fake news hijacks your brain

National Geographic – real or fake

BBC Bitesize – Fact or fake advice hub

Google Interland game for families

BBC Bitesize – Can you sport the signs of fake news?

University of Cambridge Go Viral! online game

Supporting guides and checklist for parents

UK Government advice – Share checklist

Social media privacy guides

Connect Safely – Media literacy and fake news guide

UK Safer Internet Centre – Fake news: 4 quick checks

Fact-checking sites – A website that conducts extensive fact-checking research on popular topics

BBC Reality Check – BBC News service dedicated to clearing up fake news

Channel 4 FactCheck – The fact-checking arm of UK’s Channel 4 newsroom

Politifact – Fact checking site that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials.

Support for teachers

BBC Teach – Resources from around the BBC to help students spot fake news

The Guardian Education Centre – Resources for teachers

National Literacy Trust – Fake news and critical literacy resources

Childnet Trust Me Toolkit

UK Safer Internet Centre – Power of the image education pack for parents and carers

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