Fake news (or disinformation) is often used to mislead us about politics, health, the environment and other important aspects of our lives. Its impacts have been particularly harmful during the pandemic. In the past, our main sources of news were subject to strict codes of conduct. However, social media has allowed anyone to share content online while abiding to few, if any, editorial standards. As social media platforms become go-to sources of news across the world, teaching your child to think critically about fake news and misinformation is essential. Here are a few tell-tale characteristics of fake news/disinformation to share with your child.