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YLAI Verifies: Think before you share information – stop, reflect, and verify!

Identifying and stopping the spread of misinformation is vital to ensure that credible news sources maintain levels of trust and businesses maintain trusted brands and customer bases. Join #YLAIVerifies today and do your part to stop the spread of misinformation by strengthening your media literacy critical thinking skills.

Stop. Don’t automatically press the share button.

Reflect. How can you stop the spread of misinformation?

Verify. That the information is credible and accurate.

Reflect About Your Media Literacy Usage

Now that you’ve tested your media literacy knowledge through the quiz, take some time to think about how you consume and share information. Use this media literacy self-assessment to help you determine your media literacy strengths, as well as areas for improvement. Then start identifying specific actions that you can take to help stop the spread of misinformation in your country!


YLAI Verifies Self-Assessment (PDF 211 KB)


YLAI Verifies Autoevaluación de alfabetización mediática (PDF 218 KB)

Watch Videos & Educate Your Community

Thumbnail of Stop.Reflect.Verify Videos - Preview of what the videos look likeWatch these three short videos to learn more about misinformation and how you can help protect your reputation and community! In the video settings, you can select subtitles for English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Video transcripts are available in English [PDF – 83KB], Spanish [PDF – 81KB], Portuguese [PDF – 79KB], and French [PDF – 80 KB].

Once you watch the videos, use the videos and plan a dialogue event to teach your community how to ‘stop, reflect, and verify’ information before sharing. Download the event facilitation guide available in English [PDF – 249KB], Spanish [PDF – 234KB ], and Portuguese [PDF – 229 KB].

Read More About Media Literacy

Want more information about media literacy? Check out these articles, including some guest blog posts by your fellow YLAI Network members!

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Printable posters:

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YLAIVerifies Poster 18×24 – español

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