We were very impressed this week by how everyone used their learning from the Issue to explain which side of the argument was best. It was very tricky to choose the winners as the standard was so high, but eventually we decided on…
neat_avocado of Caister Academy, who said they believe false information should not be posted because social media has a big influence on the public and so flagging fake news is not enough
skillful_conclusion of Birchwood C of E Primary School, who agreed, saying that even a small amount of fake news stories can get passed around “huge amounts”.
Superb explanations from both of you - well done!
Every competition for this Issue challenges you to think about some of the numbers in the news - but for this one, we want to put your speaking skills to the test too!
Read the following facts:
1) 79% of people believe that untrue stories about covid-19 should not be posted or shared on social media
2) 21% of people believe that it’s OK for untrue stories about covid-19 to be posted and shared on social media, as long as they are flagged as untrustworthy by the social media platform
Your challenge this week is to pick a side: do you agree with the people in fact number one or fact number two? Don't forget to share your reasons.
The best entries will include the word "because..." along with a clear explanation about why you have picked one side of the argument over the other. Challenge yourself to think of more than one reason if you can!
Need some help to get going? Use this sentence starter:
I agree with the people in fact 1/fact 2 because... (insert reason here). I don't agree with the people in the other fact because... (insert reason here).
The deadline for entries is Friday March 26th at midday. PLEASE ENTER ONLY ONCE and make sure your work is your own. Good luck!