Saturday 21 April 2018

'Fake news' course for children

Education Minister Richard Bruton. Photo: Tom Burke
Education Minister Richard Bruton. Photo: Tom Burke

A new, free educational resource to help teach primary schoolchildren about the media, advertising and fake news has been launched.

The 'MediaWise' initiative from Safefood is an eight-week programme suitable for primary school children of all ages. It has been designed to help children makes sense of the media world around them.

Education Minister Richard Bruton attended the launch yesterday.

"From a teacher's perspective, we hope to meet the needs of our students, and develop their understanding of media. I feel it's really important we give children the opportunity to understand what's coming at them from the media and how they process that information," said Gearóid McCauley, a teacher at St Senan's Primary School, Enniscorthy.

Irish Independent

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