Reality Check: free BBC resources to help young people differentiate between real and fake news

12 December 2017

The BBC is offering as many as a thousand schools mentoring in person, online, or at group events from BBC journalists – including some familiar faces like Huw Edwards, Tina Daheley, Nikki Fox, Kamal Ahmed and Amol Rajan.

All schools will have free access to online materials including: classroom activities; video tutorials; and an interactive game developed by the Aardman studios where the player gets the chance to find out what it is like being a BBC journalist in the heart of a bustling newsroom.

A Reality Check Roadshow will tour the country and local schools will be able to nominate their own Reality Checker pupils to attend one of a dozen regional events. Some will be invited to present on BBC’s School Report News Day in March 2018.

The new service is open to all secondary schools and sixth forms across the UK and is targeted at 11-18 year-olds. A series of events, roadshows and online resources will be rolled out from March 2018 - sign up here for more information.