EuroAltea has brought to the classrooms of IES Bellaguarda the European course Free You: Fake Risks Escaping through the Empowerment of YOUth.
The training provides tools to identify misleading content on the internet.
The project is part of the Media Literacy For All programme co-funded by the European Commission. The workshop is aimed at 3rd year ESO students and trains participants to combat fake news, disinformation and manipulation on the internet.
The training was given by staff from the European Projects Office, who had previously prepared for it with journalists specialising in the subject. We covered topics such as
- History of disinformation
- How to identify fake news
- Artificial Intelligence
In order for young people to apply the knowledge, tools have been provided to identify misleading news, where it comes from, the trail of memes and even how to identify when Artificial Intelligence is at work. In total there will be four 45-minute sessions.
“The training will make young people less vulnerable to misleading content and they will be able to detect when they are being manipulated” EuroAltea.