Yana Lantratova, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education, proposed to the Ministry of Education to teach schoolchildren to identify and stop “fake, Russophobic and other destructive and illegal messages” in the media stream.
In an address to Minister Sergei Kravtsov, she stated that it was necessary to initiate the development of special methodological recommendations for educational organizations – they should form such skills in children.
The deputy proposed to involve “interested structures”, the parent community and members of the public in the development of documents.
Since the beginning of the special operation, the number of fakes thrown into the information field has sharply increased, Yana Lantratova explained to Izvestia.
“As a rule, the goal is to scare, confuse people, cause panic. Fake factories disseminate information that they try to discredit the actions of the Russian authorities,” she said.
According to the deputy, there are similar programs for schoolchildren in a number of countries in the post-Soviet space – children are taught, for example, to identify messages on social networks that can be considered pro-Russian.
“After applying such methods, schoolchildren react to the “Kremlin narrative” and complain about it. We must teach children to distinguish reliable information from fakes, ”she clarified.
Russian schools do not have a single end-to-end system for teaching information security to children, commenting on the initiative, Irina Abankina, professor at the Institute of Education at the National Research University Higher School of Economics.
“Media literacy is very difficult to integrate into the study of subjects. But obtaining special competencies that will allow a person to become literate in the information space is one of the main tasks in the modern world, not only in Russia,” she stated.
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