This training is designed for young people to support them in developing their critical thinking about the role of media and privacy and in building resilience to false information online. This is to reduce their vulnerability to online grooming by means of exposure to disinformation.
Young people’s engagement with social media is ever increasing and has become one of the most popular forms of communication, with an eclectic range of platforms. To empower young people to use the internet in a positive way, it is essential that they are able to evaluate effectively information that they encounter.
This training can be seen as part of the training Critical Literacy and Online Awareness for professionals. However, contrary to the latter, this training is specifically given to young people. In order to do this successfully, it is important to provide frontline practitioners the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to be able to support young people to develop their critical thinking and build resilience to false information and disinformation online.
This tool offers support:
- For strengthening young people’s understanding of the different types offalse information that you may encounter online
- For strengthening young people’s skills to be able to effectively evaluate information you encounter online
- For strengthening young people’s understanding of the effects of cognitive bias
- For thinking critically about the limits of free speech
- For thinking critically about the role of media and privacy