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Dr. Mike Ryan, head of WHO's health emergencies program.

The coronavirus outbreak has sparked what the World Health Organization is calling an "infodemic". The Be Media Smart campaign was developed by members of Media Literacy Ireland to help people tell the difference between reliable and accurate information and deliberately false or misleading information.

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23 Sep 2020


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New campaign from Webwise encourages teens to see The Full Picture

New campaign from Webwise encourages teens to see The Full Picture

Webwise, the Irish internet safety awarness center have launched their annual campaign, this year the campaign takes a look at how teens use social media.

The Full Picture is a short film exploring how young people use social media to connect and share. Aimed at young people and parents, the film highlights the influences and pressures young people face online and encourages them to see the full picture. Social media helps us share our lives but it does not tell the whole story. As many young people found themselves spending more time online in 2020, the campaign aims to raise awareness about the role of social media in young people’s lives and the importance of managing your online wellbeing.

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