Singapore – Eyeyah!, an educational platform that uses design to teach children digital literacy, has launched its latest project focused on fake news.
Featuring bright illustrations and pop culture references, each fake news topic is presented as a magazine-style print publication, social media-based activities and toolkits for teachers to use in classrooms. Challenging children through a combination of genuine and fake headlines, Eyeyah! uses visually driven quizzes to prompt critical thinking.
‘With an increase in clickbait headlines and the speed at which we receive and consume information daily, it is becoming increasingly difficult to spot the real news from the fake. Our quiz is built on a singular message which we believe kids should grasp from as young as primary school – pause to consider before assuming a headline is true or false.’
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