Angela visited Fairfield High School for Girls in Droylsden to join representatives from Google as they delivered their Be Internet Citizens programme.

The programme focuses on encouraging young people to have a positive voice online and includes teaching them an understanding of the differences between free speech, hate speech and fake news.

It has been designed to teach 13 to 15-year-olds about media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship and provides participants with a strong foundation, empowering them with the confidence to become producers of online content, where they can express their identities, share their stories, make a social impact, and bring communities together.

The first year of the programme saw 22 workshops take place across the UK, reaching over 700 young people. The results showed a 34% increase in the number of participants who were confident they could identify fake news and a 28% increase in the number of participants who were confident they would know what to do if they came across hate speech online.


Angela in the classroom
Angela in the classroom
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