Teachers ‘less trusted than social media’ on climate

According to TES, twice as many students see Facebook and YouTube as a more reliable source of information on global issues such as climate change than teachers, survey finds.

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are seen as more trustworthy than teachers on global issues such as climate change and poverty, according to a survey carried out by exam board Cambridge International Assessment Education, as part of Global Perspectives Week (1-7 March).

Among UK respondents, only 6 per cent cited a teacher as their most trusted source of information about global issues, against 12 per cent who opted for social media.

But while nearly all (99 per cent) of UK students felt it was important to learn about global issues in school, more than a quarter (27 per cent) said they were not given the opportunity to do this.

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