Kia ora e tu whanau
Back to school with homework and the inevitable research that goes with it. Most of us hop on the internet and hit search. How do you help your child with homework and guide them with their research?
The internet is bursting with information but remember some of it is current and correct. Some information is questionable and some is absolutely WRONG! Not everything on the web can be trusted. As a parent you need your child to learn skills for research and evaluation at primary school level so that they are already critical thinkers.
We know as adults that anything can be published on the internet, even teens are more skeptical but primary aged children are more inclined to believe what they read and accept is as the TRUTH. You can support your child so they don't get part of a story or accept incorrect information and instead help them to learn as much as possible about a subject.
There are ways to evaluate the trustworthiness of a website: