I’m sure you’ve heard of Coronavirus. I’m sure you’ve probably heard/read/shared information about it. One of the biggest advantages we have when we use the world wide web, is the ability to share information in a matter of seconds. So how can we filter it? How can we validate the information we are consuming regarding a topic (currently the coronavirus)? 

Media Literacy is a competence we infuse in our students, but we should also learn as parents and adults how to better consume media. We invite you to discuss fake news with your children at home by using this lesson plan and discover ways in which we can spot fake news before making decisions, such as sharing fake news and spreading misinformation. 

A few tips to better understand the Coronavirus situation: 

  1. Head to credible sources like the WHO.
  2. Double check references before sharing the information.
  3. Make sure the article is not citing another article, which cites another article, and none cite a credible source. This is unfortunately one the most common ways misinformation and fake news spread.

By: Natalia León

 

Resumen: ¡Mantengan la calma! ¿Cómo navegar por las noticias falsas?

Teniendo en cuenta la cantidad de información que recibimos de temas tan coyunturales como el Coronavirus, los invitamos a buscar fuentes creíbles, revisar referencias, pensar antes de compartir, y conversar en familia sobre las noticias falsas en la red.

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