Positive and Proactive Behaviours Don’t worry if you can’t decide if something is trustworthy online. It can be really difficult sometimes to tell what is true or real – even adults find it hard! Some things online might even be a mixture of real information and fake information, which makes it even harder to figure […]
Trust and Critical Reasoning There are several things you can do to check facts you find online: Check at least 3 different websites – if they all say the same thing then your information is more likely to be accurate. Check offline – use books, TV and radio to check news and information you see […]
Trust and Critical Reasoning It can be tricky to decide what is true online! Always think about where you found the information – is it from a source you trust? Does it look/sound real or true? Is it fact or opinion? Can you tell?
Trust and Critical Reasoning A good place to start in finding accurate information is to use websites that are more trusted e.g. government websites or the official website for a product or company. Your parent/carer or teacher might also be able to recommend some websites that will give you factual news and information for different […]
Trust and Critical Reasoning Deep fakes are fake videos of a person (often a celebrity or famous person) doing or saying things that they never actually did. They are made by special software that can use real photos/videos of a person to put them into a video of another person. Sometimes you can spot a […]
Trust and Critical Reasoning Fake news is when someone makes up a false story about someone/something then shares it with others online. Lots of people believe it and share it with other people. Fake news can be tricky to spot. Sometimes, it includes real facts as well as false information. Some people spend a lot […]
Trust and Critical Reasoning Most online content has been created or shared by humans rather than computers. While information might be factual, it can also include opinions, mistakes and lies! Social media provide great opportunities for everyone to express their views. But this doesn’t mean people say things that are true. You may see and […]
Positive and Proactive Behaviours Some search engines have safe searching modes that can be turned on to help protect you. A trusted adult can set this up for you. Telling games and apps your real age can help you see things that are suitable for you.
Positive and Proactive Behaviours Have a plan for what to do if you see something that worries you – you might turn the screen off or turn the device over so you can’t see it anymore. Then always go and get help from a trusted adult. It is also good to have a plan for […]
Health and Well-being All games should have an age rating that is shown on the game’s website or on the app store. Most games have a PEGI rating, which shows the age the game is for, and icons to show the types of things you might see in the game.