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19 September 2018
By Rebecca Avery

NewsWise: New KS2 resources to help children explore the issue of 'fake news'

Literacy, PSHE and journalism experts from the Guardian Foundation, National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association have published NewsWise, a new cross curricular news literacy project which aims to empower 9- to 11-year-olds with the skills and knowledge to navigate the world of online news.

NewsWise wants to help children to engage with and enjoy news, to feel confident to ask questions and to challenge misinformation, to have their own values and opinions. Newswise aims to help young people to develop a clear and authentic voice amongst their peers, in their homes, schools and wider communities.

NewsWise brings together journalists and primary literacy and PSHE specialists from the Guardian Foundation, the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association to provide high quality news literacy education resources, experiences and support for teachers. The resources are mapped to the curriculum and the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study and, thanks to funding from Google, the resources are free for all settings teaching 9 to 11-year-olds across the UK.