In continuing the 5 basics to cover during “the talk”, number 3 is:
DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE.
Just because it’s online doesn’t make it true. Not everybody is who they say they are.
· Younger kids: Teach kids to be detectives. Ask: How can you tell whether something is true online? What are some signs that something might not be true?
· Older kids: Use reputable sources. Learn to recognize red flags. Ask: How can you tell what’s a reliable source of information? What are some signs something’s a scam?