One In Five Kids Who Grew Up With The Internet Believe All Of It Is True

Written by on November 23, 2015 in Internet, Media & Arts with 11 Comments
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By Frida Garza | Quartz

Teenagers today still struggle to judge the truthfulness of information they find online, according to a new survey on children’s media consumption (pdf) by UK communications regulator Ofcom.

Although kids born after 1999 might seem Internet-savvy, Ofcom found that only 50% of British 12- to 15-year-olds who use search engines use critical judgement when filtering through results. Nearly 20% of the same age group blindly trust search engines, saying they believed that all results returned must be true (down from 33% in 2011).


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  1. 705359206252980@facebook.com' Learn the Hidden Truth says:

    Follow us to Learn the Hidden Truth !

  2. 10155924829940346@facebook.com' Spencer James Smith says:

    Actually it’s impossible to believe everything is true. So much info contradicts. If you think everything on the Internet is true, or even everything you read is true, there is something off with you. Doesn’t matter the source.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Well I guess there are a lot of people in this world believing that all print media are ‘true’…or that all television is ‘true’… Why should it be different with the internet? The only real difference now is that it is so much easier to find your “own truth” according to your own believe system, education and past life experiences…

  4. 1183387731676947@facebook.com' Joe Bizumo says:

    and they will be used as a weapon against civilisation

  5. 10153764152423620@facebook.com' Christopher Rodriguez says:

    Fact checking needs to be emphasized.

    I’m sure there have been more than a few things that I just took at face value…

    Stupid trolls killing James Earl Jones in the headlines at every turn

  6. Anonymous says:

    Spencer StClair dont be a sheep

  7. 10206045713960306@facebook.com' Thomas Chenhall says:

    Assume everything. Question nothing.

  8. 646338775507523@facebook.com' Yusuf Jahi Walker says:

    It’s a damn shame!

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