Help Teens Recognize Disinformation on Social Media
Social media algorithms reinforce and deepen beliefs without caring about the harm they do or the divisions they create. What enrages, engages. Separately, people behind bots work to fill us with anger and hatred to separate us from one another. Your teen is an idealist who seeks what is right and just. This deep strength of adolescence can be exploited by disinformation peddlers. Stand by your teen as they seek truth and help them learn to recognize manipulation. Guide them to understand that if you wouldn’t say it to a person, you shouldn’t say it through a keyboard.