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Inequalities in the home influence children’s digital opportunities

Parenting for a Digital Future releases the fourth in its series of reports from its nationally representative survey of UK parents of children aged 0-17. This report highlights why digital inequalities matter in our...

2018 was a Rough Year for Truth Online

The internet has always been awash with misinformation and hate, but never has it felt so inescapable and overwhelming as it did this year. From Facebook’s role in fanning the flames of ethnic cleansing...

11 key readings on children’s data and privacy online

11 studies we have found valuable for insights on how children conceptualise privacy, their (often frustrated and resigned) interactions with digital environments, their understandings of data, and the role of parents in children’s privacy...

Misinformation and critical digital literacy: To trust or not to trust?

As governments, institutions, civil society and industry seek to tackle the challenges posed by misinformation, improving the public’s media literacy and/or digital literacy is often cited as a potential solution.Gianfranco Polizzi, a PhD researcher...

How The Wall Street Journal is preparing its journalists to detect deepfakes

“We have seen this rapid rise in deep learning technology and the question is: Is that going to keep going, or is it plateauing? What’s going to happen next?” SOURCE: Nieman Lab

The skills kids need to avoid getting fooled by fake news

A large-scale study by the Stanford Graduate School of Education found that young people at every stage from middle school to college were consistently unable to differentiate news from advertising, or false information from...

Government bans phrase ‘fake news’

Тhe government has banned the term “fake news” after urging ministers to use “misinformation” or "disinformation" instead. SOURCE: The Telegraph

How algorithms are controlling your life – And why you should probably pay closer...

Algorithms are a black box. We can see them at work in the world. We know they’re shaping outcomes all around us. But most of us have no idea what they are — or...

6 ways to integrate media literacy in the classroom

Teachers are looking for ways to integrate media literacy into their classroom – especially since it became obvious that students cannot distinguish between real or fake news. Here are six ways to help you...

For online media literacy that works, speed and ease matters

Hygiene checks of online info can be as simple & automatic as hand washing & seatbelt wearing. What follows are some of the techniques we teach our students as they learn to navigate the...