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8 Feb 2022

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Practice media literacy and counter misinformation with the World Health Organization on Kahoot!

Discover how misinformation spreads, its impact on the world around us and key strategies we can use to identify credible sources with this compelling collection of kahoots from the World Health Organization, now on Kahoot! Academy!

The internet has put more information at our fingertips than ever before. With just a few clicks, we can expand our knowledge and hear from different voices and perspectives from around the world, as well as share our own. However, this has also made it easier for misinformation to circulate, making it more challenging to identify accurate information and high quality, reliable sources. We all want to stay informed and make smart choices in our lives, but how can you make sure you’re getting the right information? 

To help learners develop the skills and knowledge to navigate misinformation, we’re excited to be collaborating with the World Health Organization, the United Nations agency dedicated to championing health, safety and well-being for all. Today, we are introducing a brand-new collection of kahoots, where students and learners of all ages can strengthen critical media literacy skills while having fun playing!

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Being informed with accurate information is key to making positive decisions at home and in your community, from health and safety issues to lifestyle to civic engagement. However, according to a 2019 research study by the Stanford History Education Group, many students struggle to identify whether an information source is credible and reliable. 

As learners explore this collection, they can discover how to analyze sources and messaging, spot bias, think critically and practice good information hygiene as digital citizens.  

Test your knowledge by playing this kahoot from the World Health Organization’s collection on Kahoot! Academy:

“To tackle global emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic, we must strengthen the public’s digital and media literacy skills to identify and stop misinformation,” says Andy Pattison, Team Lead, Digital Channels, Department of Digital Health and Innovation, WHO. “WHO works across the technology industry, and we’re excited to collaborate with Kahoot!. Through this initiative, learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to navigate misinformation and make healthy choices.”

The World Health Organization’s collection of kahoots is now available for free for all Kahoot! users on Kahoot! Academy, our global community and knowledge platform for all creators, learners and learning providers. 

Get empowered to take on misinformation today on the World Health Organization’s Kahoot! Academy partner page.