Dr Barbie Clarke talks to Sunday Times journalist Lizzie Catt who spent a week as a ‘digital teenager’, learning how young people today get their news and current affairs.
With a world full of fake news and dramatic stories, parents can be concerned that their teenagers are vulnerable. However, from the time spent with them Lizzie finds that there is a drive from teenagers to find the real news; they are not to be duped or feel foolish. They check google news, speak to their parents and their teachers.
Barbie agrees with this, and points out that most teens communicate regularly with their parents, “they are communicating with each other almost minute to minute, and most parents are in touch with their children via social media”
The 3rd December article can be found here.