Call for basic adult digital media literacy

The Irish Times has highlighted the need for basic digital media literacy amongst adults in an article entitled: You can fool some of the people ….

“It is adults who regularly get scammed and phished online …”

It states that this lack of literacy can be addressed for students, who are still in education, but not so easily for adults who are not.  There is a need for media literacy to be targeted at adults so they can authenticate and interpret online information.  As the author says:

“Online street smarts are needed by adults as well as kids.”