Guidelines for teachers & educators on tackling disinformation launched by EC

Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth launched  a new set of Guidelines for teachers and educators on tackling disinformation and promoting digital literacy on Tuesday 11 October. These guidelines provide practical support for teachers and educators and include definitions of technical concepts, class-exercises and how to encourage healthy online habits. The toolkit covers three main topics: building digital literacy, tackling disinformation, and assessing and evaluating digital literacy. The Guidelines were developed with the support of the Commission expert group on tackling disinformation and promoting digital literacy through education and training. This expert group also published a report, which analyses the role of education and training in tackling disinformation and presents possible solutions through policy at EU and national level as well as including a variety of different resources for use by teachers. Check out the website for the guidelines and report which also contains a handy infographic and factsheet.