The BBC is to launch a new programme supporting young people to identify real news and filter out fake or false information.
The project, announced on 6 December at the Children’s Global Media Summit in Manchester, is targeted at secondary schools and sixth forms across the UK.
From March up to 1,000 schools will be offered mentoring – in class, online, or at events – from the likes of BBC journalists such as Huw Edwards, Tina Daheley, Nikki Fox, Kamal Ahmed and Amol Rajan.
All schools will have access to free online materials classroom activities, video tutorials, and an interactive game developed by the world-famous Aardman studio, where the player experiences being a BBC journalist in the heart of the newsroom.
You can find out more information about the initiative here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/fake-news