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Teens Social media

Since many of us only believe when Stanford and Harvard study confirms, this is for them.

If you recall, we discussed here many times that teen age cannot discriminate between RIGHT vs WRONG. Their brain is hardwired for imitation.

Teens absorb social media news without considering the source; parents can teach research skills and skepticism

If they are driven by Bollywood or News Media, don’t expect strong and powerful citizen of future! They will, one or another way, compromise with life! Evidences are all around (include us).

Before exposing children to toxic perception management called “MEDIA and ENTERTAINMENT”, think twice.

 

 


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Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds

Teens absorb social media news without considering the source; parents can teach research skills and skepticism

https://www.wsj.com/articles/most-students-dont-know-when-news-is-fake-stanford-study-finds-1479752576?mod=e2fb

Preteens and teens may appear dazzlingly fluent, flitting among social-media sites, uploading selfies and texting friends. But they’re often clueless about evaluating the accuracy and trustworthiness of what they find.

Some 82% of middle-schoolers couldn’t distinguish between an ad labeled “sponsored content” and a real news story on a website, according to a Stanford University study of 7,804 students from middle school through college. The study, set for release Tuesday, is the biggest so far on how teens evaluate information they find online. Many students judged the credibility of newsy tweets based on how much detail they contained or whether a large photo was attached, rather than on the source.

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