Web Detective (Gr. 5-7)

Topics: Bias, Misinformation, Fake News, Deepfakes, Credibility

Information is constantly available online. In this activity, participants will learn the steps necessary to determine fact from fake information (e.g., misinformation, disinformation, fake news), to better analyze bias and misinformation online. They will leave this activity with the tools and strategies needed to find reliable, credible sources while avoiding fake information in any setting.

This activity is part of a series in the cyber smart education suite which includes; Digital Citizenship and You, Being Online, Web Detective, Netiquette, Crack the Code and Secure the Network. These activities have been developed for in-person delivery, including suggestions for virtual settings or settings with low/no access to technology. Explore Actua’s Cyber Smart Educator Handbook to learn how you can bring cyber smart education into your teaching context.

Activity Write Up

Web Detective