How to talk to children about misinformation

As our children spend more time online, it’s important to help them understand that not everything they find is true, and give them the skills to verify what is real and what could be misinformation.

To help make it easier to have this conversation with your children, Verified has collaborated with wikiHow to share some advice on ‘How to talk to your children about online misinformation’.

Our top tips are:

  • Be proactive about explaining misinformation to your children, using easy-to-understand examples
  • Show them easy skills to help them fact-check information they see
  • Remind them to speak up and correct others, politely, if they spot someone else sharing false news

Try to talk to your children about the problem of online misinformation, and help them develop their skills in separating fact from fiction online.

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