In response to legitimate concerns about privacy and data protection, Global Pulse has developed, in consultation with privacy experts, a set of privacy principles that ensure transparency about the purpose of data use, protect the privacy of individuals, recognize the need for appropriate consent to the use of personal data and uphold a reasonable expectation of privacy, while making all reasonable efforts to avoid any illegal and illegal re-identification of individuals. unjustified.
All children have the right to actively participate in their societies and, for many of you, your first experiences of civic participation will be online. However, most of you will grow up as natives of a digital environment that is saturated with misinformation and so-called “fake news”, which undermines trust and commitment to institutions and sources of information. Studies indicate that many children and young people today have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction online, and as a result, it is more difficult for their generation to know who and what to trust.
A Fake News Commission, endorsed by the UK Parliament, and organized in collaboration with Facebook, First News and The Day, found that only a quarter of children who read news online actually trust the sources of the information they provide. they are reading. It is tempting to view this as a positive sign that reveals healthy critical thinking skills in action, but the same study also found that only 2% of children and young people in the UK possess the fundamental literacy skills needed to know if a news is real or false. Another worrying fact is that nearly two-thirds of teachers said they believe fake news is hurting children’s well-being by increasing their anxiety levels and biasing their world view. And a study conducted in 12 schools in the United States that evaluated “online civic reasoning,” or the ability to judge the credibility of information online, revealed that when information on social media is evaluated, students children and youth are easily fooled.