Teaching Kids About Media Literacy
While adults may cite bias as a reason for feeling disconnected from the media, children and young adults simply don't understand the media — according to a 2016
Stanford University study
, 82 percent of middle-schoolers cannot distinguish between an ad labeled "sponsored content" and a real news story on a website. Providing the right tools for young news consumers will help them learn how to spot fake news and how to draw their own informed conclusions. We've rounded up several age-appropriate books to help kids at home or in the classroom learn how to navigate the news, just in time for back-to-school.
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