High school students are unequipped to spot ‘fake news’

Despite mounting attention to the threat of “fake news” on the internet and nationwide efforts to improve digital media literacy, high school students still have difficulty discerning facts from fiction online, according to new research from scholars at Stanford Graduate School of Education.

New research shows that despite efforts to improve digital literacy, prospective young voters still have difficulty telling facts from fiction online. (Image credit: Getty Images)

The report, released today by the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG), provides sobering evidence that prospective young voters lack the skills to judge the reliability of information online, the researchers said.

More

New plan to deliver high quality PE and sport for all pupils

More girls are set to benefit as the government publishes a 2-year plan to improve equal access and the quality of PE and sport in schools for all pupils. The School sport and activity action plan will support teachers and schools to deliver 2 hours of high-quality PE and provide competitive and extra-curricular opportunities to both girls and boys.

This is set to encourage more children to follow in the footsteps of their heroes, such as footballer Millie Bright leading the Lionesses in the World Cup this summer, Katie Boulter representing Great Britain at Wimbledon or Sarah Hunter and Marlie