Fake news and disinformation online: parent factsheet

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Share this factsheet with parents so they know about the risks, including radicalisation, around seeing fake news online, and how they can help their child spot it.

Last reviewed on 7 March 2022
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Fake news - parent factsheet

Download and share this factsheet with parents to help them support their child to spot fake news and disinformation online.

You can share this factsheet however you think is best - whether that's by email, printing copies to hand out, or putting it on your school website. We just ask that you keep our logo on it, so it's clear that it was produced by The Key Safeguarding from The Key.

Sharing this in a newsletter or emailing it to parents?

Use this text to introduce it:

"Fake news is where false information is presented as genuine news. Recently, misleading images and footages about the Russian invasion of Ukraine have been shared on social media. These could be worrying for your child. Extremists also use fake news and disinformation to influence people. Help your child spot fake news with the tips in this factsheet."

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