This course is for you if:

  • You are a parent or carer for a child or children aged 7-18

  • You would like to build your confidence in understanding social media and keeping your child(ren) safe online

  • You would like tools and techniques for discussing fake news and prejudice with your child(ren)

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Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Introduction to your Instructor

    • Introduction to EqualiTeach

    • Aims and Starting Points

    • Before we Start...

  • 2

    What Influences Children's Opinions and Ideas?

    • What Influences Children's Ideas and Opinions?

    • Exploring Social Media

    • What Qualities do we want Children to Exhibit to Counter these Influences?

  • 3

    The Prevalence and Impact of Fake News

    • Introduction

    • Examples of Fake News

  • 4

    How Can We Discuss These Issues With Children?

    • Conducting Effective Conversations Activity

    • Case Studies - Activity

    • Case Studies- Answers

  • 5

    Helping Children to Think Critically Online

    • Introduction

    • Channel 4 News - Fact-checking Tips

    • Further Ideas and Resources

  • 6

    Before You Go...

    • Before you go...

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  • How much does it cost?

    This course is available free of charge. Once you sign up you will have 30 days to complete the course.

  • How long will the course take to complete?

    On average, the course takes 90 minutes to complete and you have access to the course for 30 days from the date of purchase. If you can’t complete the course in one sitting, you can stop and save where you have got up to, to return at another time. You can also repeat sections.

  • What happens if I get stuck?

    If you require clarification on a section or would like some help or advice, please get in touch with us at [email protected] where a member of the team will be happy to help.

  • Will I get a certificate on completion?

    Yes! All of our courses earn a certificate on completion. To find your certificates go to your account.

  • I am a teacher, and a parent/carer- which course is right for me?

    Whilst there is some overlap between this course for parents and carers and the courses for educators on working with young people on controversial issues, the courses for educators include further information relevant to educational settings such as legal requirements and tailored case studies. As this course is free, we would recommend you taking both courses, to really build your confidence across the board!

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5 star rating


Nasreen D'Agostino

Provides everything you need to have productive conversations with children about misinformation and prejudice in one brilliant session!

Provides everything you need to have productive conversations with children about misinformation and prejudice in one brilliant session!

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Clear, informative and engaging

Paula Broadbent

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