We as teachers, are seeing children absorbing information from many different sources online. As the rise of digital and social media is transforming their experience of news, they have to be able to process material from a wider variety of sources than ever before. For many, the online world is a convenient and instantaneous source of information, but they aren’t often able to assess how reliable a story is, especially with the increasing presence of advertising and algorithms which have a big influence on the content they see on their newsfeeds and search results.
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