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[KIT] 6 keys for your media literacy

Now a days, we are surrounded by social media. We spend much time to search and we always on our phone. Social media is very useful and this tool make us fun. However, there are many risks that we get negative effect by social media. This is because, sometimes we lack our media literacy and we can’t judge whether information is right or not.  

In this article, I would like to tell 6 tips to use social media and internet and to react to information properly. 

Certificate resources

In the social media, it is too difficult to make it clear that who published information and where is the information from. So when you get information on the social media, please try to certificate whether the name of the author is written in the article or not, try to find the profile of the publisher and certificate whether the author is specialist of its information or not. The information that you are looking might have been written by the person without knowledge.

Compare the information

On social media, we can find some resources on particular topic. Sometimes we are confused by finding different contents and opinion for the topic. This is because each resources for information is different if author is different. So please compare the article and judge the accuracy of the article.

Do not accept information easily

We often get emotionally when we see the positive information or negative information. However, when you search for a information, do not accept everything so easily.  As I mentioned before,  we can not judge whether it is right or not at a first glance. We need to consider the risks like the information that you see might fake. 

To get the knowledge about security and privacy

To get a media literacy, learning about security and privacy is very important for user of social media. There are many lows and policies about security and privacy.  The knowledge is very useful in the organization also. If you have these knowledge, you will have media literacy and you can educate other people.

Search for references

When you search for an information, every time you have to look for a references and resources of the article. These kind of data is very crucial to certificate the accuracy of the article and information. Also, you have to judge whether the information is legal or illegal in the article.

Go to the official data

If you use a social media, before looking for an article or post by unknown author, firstly, you have to look for official page of an official organization, an authority and a specialist. And then make sure the information is reasonable or not. 

These tips are very crucial when you use social media and internet. To make use of social media and internet, we have to read it carefully and try to search for information. 

Social media is great tool that we can connect with people from all over the world and also internet is useful because we can find anything only by typing your words.

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