Our mission at The Digital Life Skills Company is to teach people how to get reliable information online and avoid being misled. We believe that everyone should have access to these skills – especially those with lower levels of education who are particularly at risk from misinformation. People with poor digital information literacy are likely to come from the poorest households: they are often lower skilled, in lower income work or unemployed and likely to be in social housing.
That is where we can help. Experienced media literacy trainers Shelley Metcalfe and Laura Cunningham have been delivering workshops in schools across the North West since 2017. We now also reach adults and trainers nationwide through our webinars and online workshops. These are suitable for digital trainers and learners of all ages.
We teach the latest approaches to evaluating online information through engaging and interactive sessions. We use real-world case studies and share simple techniques participants can integrate into their own online lives. Topics include:
- How to spot misinformation and avoid ‘fake news’
- Simple techniques to fact-check online materials
- Practical habits to improve your digital information literacy
If you work with digital learners or offer digital inclusion training through your organisation, we can help. Get in touch to find out more.