Only 2% of the UK's 8 to 16-year-olds are able to spot fake news. Urgent intervention is needed to ensure all young people receive high-quality media literacy education.
The Student View is a Media Literacy charity training secondary school pupils how to spot misinformation, working to create a newsroom in every school and ensure all young people become critical media consumers and creators. The Digital Wisdom Skills Framework guides learners through the different stages of digital media literacy, from being critical listeners and skilled fact-checkers to becoming capable content creators and thoughtful digital citizens.
Online Savvy Workshops teach learners to be safe and smart internet users by giving them the ability to navigate the online world while staying safe. A focus on Listening skills supports learners to gather necessary information about what is available online, and learners then use Problem Solving skills to check the trustworthiness of websites. Learners then apply this knowledge to assess online dangers, reflecting on the essential skills required to safely travel across the internet and enjoy what being online offers.