Resources and research for teaching Media and Information Literacy
The problem of online misinformation
Misinformation (sometimes called “fake news”) has been identified as an issue in many areas of our lives, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many media organisations, including the BBC, have published news pieces indicating the deaths and damage that had been caused as a result of the public believing misinformation and attempting to debunk rumours about COVID-19.
Inquiring Online helps children to navigate the online world, so they can understand and identify the issues around online misinformation. Join our latest trial for access to classroom resources and research into children’s media and information literacy.
Why is media and literacy information important?
Digital literacy resources
We are UK-based teacher-researchers aware that, while e-safety is excellently taught in primary schools, the curriculum barely touches on critical thinking skills essential for the digital age.
If you’re a teacher, we offer resources to help your pupils find reliable and useful online sources of information. We’ve designed the resources to fit into your computing/IT or subject sessions, with the latest guidance on addressing what pupils access on their mobile devices or “facts” they’ve found on the internet.