Misinformation, fake news and deep fakes?

Trust and Critical Reasoning The internet, particularly social networks, offer many people around the world the freedom to express their views and opinions. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that these views are valid or acceptable. While many people are entitled to express themselves online, there are always some who receive more attention than others – […]

Online friendships?

Trust and Critical Reasoning Communicating with others online can allow children to connect with other people who may share similar interests and views, and this can be very positive and beneficial. Children may consider some of their online-only contacts to be friends. Children may also use online services to manage and build their friendships with […]

Trusting others online?

Trust and Critical Reasoning It is often said that trust is earned rather than given. However, on the internet this is not always true. Communicating with someone online for a long time and feeling that you know more about them does not make them more trustworthy; someone you only know online may be untruthful about […]

Communicating with strangers?

Trust and Critical Reasoning Children may seek out connections with new people online with a view to making new friends or finding people who share similar interests or views as them. This can be especially important for children who find it difficult to connect with others offline; the broad range of online groups and communities […]