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How News Impacts Young People

How News Impacts Young People

With so many news outlets these days knowing what is real and what is fake news can make your head spin. But what about young people? They might not seem to be paying attention but they actually are. And like us, they feel betrayed by the news. We need to remind young people that not everything they see on the new is real. And if there is a topic that they hear that they want to learn more about, have them do research. And we should be helping them with the research and educating ourselves on important topics.

Click here to see this interesting infographic on this topic 

April 5, 2017

News and America’s Kids: How Young People Perceive and Are Impacted by the News

News and America’s Kids investigates how children get their news, how much they trust different news sources, whether they can spot “fake news,” and more. This report captures children’s candid feelings via an online survey. The survey was conducted in January 2017 and included 853 children age 10–18 drawn from a nationally representative panel, as well as an oversample of African-American and Hispanic/Latino children drawn from an opt-in web panel. Watch the video and read our blog post for highlights.