MediaWise is a groundbreaking digital literacy project that engages with teenagers both online and in school. The mission of the project is to teach 1 million teenagers — half from underserved communities — how to sort fact from fiction on the internet by 2020.
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While teens are generally regarded as digitally savvy, research from our partners at Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) shows that the vast majority of teenagers have trouble navigating digital information — whether it’s viral hoaxes on Instagram, misinformation campaigns on Facebook, or sponsored content on news websites. MediaWise addresses these issues with new curriculum to be deployed in fall 2019, in-person events at schools nationwide and fact-checking content and outreach via social media.
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The primary way MediaWise will reach one million teens is through middle school and high school curriculum designed by the Stanford History Education Group that will be available to teachers across the country this fall to download — for free.
While the curriculum is being piloted and tested, the MediaWise team at Poynter is working with Local Media Association and National Association for Media Literacy Education to visit schools and teach the fact-checking skills the curriculum is built on.
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