06 Nov 2020
As the global attention to fake news and how to deal with it continue, one place many are looking for solutions is in the classroom. Studies1 show that students across all ages struggle to determine fake news from true stories. Social enterprise EYEYAH!, in partnership with the Media Literacy Council has launched a quiz for primary school children (aged 7 to 12) to help build greater awareness of fact-checking and media literacy. Parents and educators may use a free toolkit, which consists of a menu of fun creative thinking development activities, discussion topics and hands-on activities, to supplement the quiz.
The quiz is supported by a series of 60 second “Video Riddles” that present news headlines and eye-catching animations, challenging viewers to determine whether they are true or false, within a fixed timeframe.
EYEYAH! is a beneficiary of the Media Literacy Council’s Better Internet x Youth Call-for-Proposals programme, which supports digital literacy community initiatives that promote online safety, responsibility and civility.