It has to be true…It’s on the internet

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And this is an example of why we have to discuss digital literacy with our students. To be discerning and approaching information critically is a skill. The consequences of not acknowledging this can be detrimental. The chances of a student running across a “hoax” website is far less likely than 1. a website representing itself as information that is actually trying to sell them something, 2. A website that is options shrouded in a professional appearance and worse yet, 3. People that are not who they present themselves to be. This last one we tend to discuss with our children but for some reason we don’t extend that conversation in the natural way to the others.

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