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Behind the Headlines

This programme developed by the Guardian Foundation aims to empower young people to understand, critically analyse, engage with and participate in the media. It offers resources that can be used to support and embed news and media literacy across the secondary curriculum, such  as lesson guidance, display materials, worksheets and news vocabulary fact files. Please

Break the Fake

Developed by MediaSmarts, this website offers a lot of resources such as workshops, lessons plans, fact-checking tips, posters and infographics to help both children and adults to fight online disinformation. Please click on the link below to access the content:

Facts Matter: Building Critical Media Literacy

Facts Matter is an introductory guide for adult literacy and adult education practitioners who wish to build their students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence in critical thinking, media and digital literacy. It was co-published by 80:20 – Educating and Acting for a Better World, an Irish-based charity that promotes popular education on human development and

Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Free lessons on news and media literacy developed by Common Sense Education. The Digital Citizenship Curriculum addresses critical issues facing children in a fast-changing world of media and technology. The lessons teach students to think critically and develop the habits of mind to navigate digital dilemmas in their everyday lives. Please click on the link below

Civic Online Reasoning

This research-based curriculum developed by the Stanford History Education Group offers lessons and assessments to help students evaluate online information that affects them, their communities, and the world. It is necessary to create a free account. Please click on the link below to access the content:

MIL literate citizens

Think critically, click wisely! This curriculum presents a comprehensive competency framework of media and information literacy and offers educators and learners structured pedagogical suggestions. It features various detailed modules covering the range of competencies needed to navigate today’s communications ecosystem. This resource links media and information literacy to emerging issues, such as artificial intelligence, digital


Connected is an educational resource specifically designed for teachers of the Junior Cycle Digital Media Literacy Short Course who wish to explore Online Wellbeing; News, Information and Problems of False Information; Big Data and the Data Economy; and My Rights Online. It aims to empower young people to be effective, autonomous and safe users of technology and online

Cloud Control

This educational resource explores key learning and issues raised in Cloud Control – Who Owns Your Data, a documentary supported by funding from the BAI and Science Foundation Ireland that was presented by Anne Marie Tomchak. It is designed to support teaching and learning in Digital Media Literacy, CSPE and SPHE, and may be used