Critical Thinking in Critical Times

How are kids’ media projects helping young people develop critical thinking skills in the face of unprecedented misinformation, fake news and “alternative facts” – and what are the challenges in achieving that?

With the help of young people and seasoned veterans in the world of kids’ media and information, this video asks important questions as to how children’s media projects are helping young people develop critical thinking skills in the face of unprecedented misinformation, fake news and alternative facts.

As political and social lives become polarised, truth goes out the window. In both subtle and overt ways kids’ media projects are dealing with the big new questions that are front of mind when bombarded by social media manipulation. How do young people tell if something is from a reliable source, how do they verify, and crucially how do they gain the skills to know that they need to do so?