Teens: Misinformation

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Misinformation, Conspiracy Theories, and Digital Literacy

Misinformation and Democracy

Misinformation Resources

What is Digital Literacy?

Information literacy

Effective ways to evaluate the quality and credibility of information and cover learning strategies that yield more credible results.

Ethical use of digital resources

Plagiarism, intellectual property, copyrighted material, and the proper way to reference the information.

Digital footprints

All the information a person passively leaves and actively shares about themselves online, especially on social media sites. Text, images, multimedia, cookies, browsing histories, IP addresses, passwords, and even Internet service providers all make up a person’s digital footprint.

Protecting yourself

Creating strong passwords, using privacy settings, what to share on social media, and encryption are all part of internet safety.

Digital communication

Knowing how to effectively use digital communication tools for both personal and professional uses.


Did you know that, according to the Cyberbullying Research Center, an average of 27.9% of students experienced cyberbullying over the past 10 years? Those numbers have jumped to an average of 34% since 2014.

Compiled from Applied Educational Systems and other sources.