How Young People Can Recognize Reliable Health Information on the Internet

In the practical test

And what does the 15-year-old tester say? She finds the level of difficulty of the tasks appropriate, “not particularly difficult, but not too easy either”. She comments on the integration of the modules into the background story with “like in our English textbook”. The narration is therefore perhaps a somewhat overused stylistic device for the target group, but at least in this form it was possible to interest the tester in the course for a while.

How does the 15-year-old like the video footage? “Very well done, but too childish for high school,” is the verdict. Bright eighth graders might be an even more appropriate target group. The tester thinks the teenage daughter is too stereotypical (“nobody says, ‘slide'”), but the father “grinds his teeth” appropriately (i.e. he’s shaming others) . She was annoyed that the characters in the video footage commented on the results of each quiz.

The subject itself seems to be fundamentally interesting for young people who are also concerned with fact-checking and the subject of fake news. The living environment for young people also seems quite good, at least the test user went straight to the subject of health advertising on Instagram, which Romy’s father puts into play. Comment: “Sports influencers are the worst”.

Incidentally, if media-savvy 15-year-olds block tracking in their browsers, the course won’t run. This can be read transparently and in detail in the cookie policy, but a short note on the homepage might help avoid the brief irritation.

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