“Common Sense, a nonprofit that educates kids and families about digital and media literacy, recommends asking the following questions about anything you read:
- Who created this—and why?
- Who is this message or information for?
- What’s being used to make the message credible or believable? Stats? Expert quotes?
- What details were left out—and why?
- How does this information make you feel?
Bottom line: think before you worry—and don’t simply repeat everything you read.”