Fake news is everywhere with online rumours, conspiracy theories and scams tending to spread quickly across social media sites. Articles are usually engaging because they often arouse fear, anger or hatred- we feel these emotions and then react by sharing the news and talking about it. We need to remember that online sources of information are not always accurate or trustworthy.

Use this checklist from the UK Safer Internet Centre as a way of checking to see if information you find online can be trusted or not.