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Guidelines for teachers: Tackling disinformation and promoting digital literacy

The European Commission has released a set of guidelines to tackle disinformation and promote digital literacy in educational settings.
Report cover image (by European Commission)
Report cover (by European Commission)

The guidelines are designed for primary and secondary school teachers with or without digital competences. It includes practical tips and activity plans for teachers to promote the safe and responsible use of digital technologies and to strengthen their students’ critical thinking skills. The guidelines were informed by a Commission Expert Group as part of the Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027). 


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  • Education type:
    School Education
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  • Funding source:
    European Commission 
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  • Published by:
    European Commission 
  • Target audience:
    Head Teacher / Principal
    Student Teacher
  • Target audience ISCED:
    Primary education (ISCED 1)
    Lower secondary education (ISCED 2)
    Upper secondary education (ISCED 3)
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Media literacy

Key competences