How can my child figure out what websites and online information sources are reliable and legitimate?
What fact-checking habits can my children develop that will help them do a kind of ‘digital forensics’?
My teen is developing a mistrust of any political news. What should I say to her?
How can I limit the amount of false or deceptive information that my teens see on social media?
With the 24-hour news cycle and a flood of sharable and easily manipulatable information, young people face a daunting task of identifying, evaluating and discerning fact from fiction, which even adults find difficult. On Wednesday, August 19, at noon EDT, “Fact or Fake? How to Teach Your Kids to Spot Misinformation” will offer evidence-based advice for parents, educators, children and teens to critically analyze and differentiate between news, opinion, propaganda, misinformation, and advertising. In this Children and Screens “Ask the Experts” conversation, some of the nation’s leading educators, researchers, and parenting experts will share common pitfalls experienced by young people online, discuss the complex information landscape, and help everyone in attendance develop skills to become media savvy.
Joel Breakstone, PhD
Director, Stanford History Education Group,
Jevin West, PhD
Associate Professor, Information School,
Co-Director, Data Lab,
Director, Center for an Informed Public,
University of Washington
Diana Graber, MA
Author, "Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology"
Founder, Cyber Civics
And Other Distinguished Experts