Trust and Critical Reasoning There are lots of opportunities to enter competitions and win things online. These competitions will need to collect some personal information about you, and may even ask you to pay to enter them. Some criminals create fake competitions to trick people into entering and giving away their personal information. If you […]
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 […]
Trust and Critical Reasoning Online-only friends can never be considered completely trustworthy. Even if someone seems friendly and tells you about themselves, you should remember that you are still talking to a stranger and think carefully about the information you share with them.
Trust and Critical Reasoning It can be great to chat with new people online but you should only add people that you trust offline (like family and friends from school) to your friends/contacts lists. Once you add someone to your list, they may be able to see more of your personal data or contact you […]
Trust and Critical Reasoning There are lots of reasons why a stranger might contact you – from wanting to be your friend to asking for help to trying to sell you something. If a stranger contacts you, always think about what it is they want. If they say anything or ask you to do anything […]