How Kids Seek and Gauge Reliability of Online Information
July 2010 | Publication | Digital Media & Learning Research, Digital Media & Learning

How well do children navigate the ocean of information that is available online? The enormous variety of Web-based resources represents both opportunities and challenges for Internet-savvy kids, offering extraordinary potential for learning and social connection but little guidance on assessing the reliability of online information. In Kids and Credibility: An Empirical Examination of Youth, Digital Media Use, and Information Credibility, Andrew J. Flanagin and Miriam J. Metzger report on the first large-scale survey to examine children's online information-seeking strategies and their beliefs about the credibility of that information.