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WebLitLegit For Kids

WebLitLegit is an interactive toolkit that empowers children to discern health information “Truth versus Trash” on the Internet. During the workshop, children will learn how to recognize science-based information from opinion, identify credible sources, question why the information is being presented and analyze if it sounds too good to be true. 

The interactive workshop is easy to use in a variety of kid-friendly settings to improve e-health literacy enabling them to identify credible health information and make informed decisions about their health.

What's The Purpose?

WebLitLegit's goal is to improve children's e-health literacy thus, ability to locate and use credible health information on the Internet. Educators adopting the toolkit will empower kids to locate online health information, critically appraise the quality of the material, and apply the information to make informed decisions about their health.

Who Can Use the Toolkit?

WebLitLegit can be implemented in a wide range of children settings and by a range of diverse educators such as school librarians, public librarians, secondary school teachers (health, science, etc.), school nurses, museum educators, and community volunteers. 

Why Kids?

70% of youth use the internet as their first source of health information. This is problematic because children don't have limited online health literacy, lacking the knowledge and skills to filter and distinguish reliable from unreliable health information on the internet. 

Here's what kids are saying about their use of online health information.

Toolkit Resources

Below are the downloadable resources for your WebLitLegit workshop!

Contact

For any inquiries please email

Teresa.Wagner@unthsc.edu

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