More than 80% of the country’s middle school students can’t tell the difference between sponsored content (a form of advertising) and real news. A growing body of research shows that many young people in grades 6 to 12 suffer from a similar lack of news literacy skills.

Help us reach 26 million public middle school and high school students in the U.S.

Our Checkology® virtual classroom gives teens the basic skills to know how to fight misinformation, hoaxes, rumor and outright falsehoods — “fake news” in all its forms.

Invest in news literacy to inform the next generation — because when you’re informed, you’re empowered.


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