Fake News

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Webinar 5min

The term "fake news" has embedded itself in the public consciousness over recent years - but who knowingly puts inaccurate stories online, and why? This short video explains why fake news exists and how it can affect young people in particular.

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What is fake news?

Fake news can be false information, photos or videos purposefully created to misinform. It can be genuine information that has been manipulated to deceive. Children and young people should learn how to distinguish between real news and fake news so that they don’t inadvertently share something that isn’t true or believe something misleading.

For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.