Educators-Why should I be concerned?


Why should I be concerned?


          Children and teens are spending more time on social media and getting their news from social media which has many untrustworthy sources.  Facebook alone is the place from which nearly half of Americans get their news!   -Niemlab

           A recent Stanford study found that most students do not know when news contains mis-information or dis-information or comes from a questionable source.  Read the details of the results of this study - Wall Street Journal


     "If they(students) fall victim to misinformation, the consequences may be dire. Credible information is to civic engagement what clean air and water are to public health." 
-Sarah McGrew, Stanford History Educaton Group



Misinformation Overload: Teen Reveal Perceptions & Impact of Misinformation NPR



Study: Most Students Cannot Distinguish Fake and Real News Wall Street Journal YouTube

The Miseducation of Dylann Roof -How Google searching can promote harmful consequences.


How to help your students in this crisis? - Click for solutions.