Where do children get the information that they don't know?

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Where about do I get my information?

I get the information I need from my parents or a trusted adult because I know they will never answer with reasons to support it or if they are not 100% sure. If the trusted adult I am asking isn't sure if their answer is correct, I know they will always say that they aren't entirely sure or do some more research.

Why don't I ask a friend, or why shouldn't you ask it on social media?

You shouldn't get your information from friends because even though they seem kind or intelligent or seem to know the answer, they sometimes say a made-up answer just for the sake of it, or as everyone does, they can make a mistake and then lets say you tell lots of people that fact that you think is true. Then your friend comes up to you and says that they found out it isn't genuine or maybe you tell an adult the fact, and they say that actually it isn't true and then everyone you spoke will think the fact is true, but it's incorrect.

You also shouldn't get your information from social media because you will be asking people that you don't know questions that you don't know that answer of and again, they could easily give you the wrong answer on purpose, maybe by accident but still wrong.

Anyway, you should always get the information that you don't know from a trusted adult.


I look forward to seeing other peoples opinions and observations.

Comments (3)

  • tom Tom @ the BNC
    12 Apr 2021

    I think this is a really important post, buzzing_grapefruit, and contains good advice. You pick out the keywords for emphasis which helps your reader understand your message. It's worth bearing in mind that social media can be a good source of news if it contains links pointing towards "trusted" sources, e.g. if the BBC's Newsround social media account put something out linking back to their website.

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  • avatar.jpg EXPERT: Caitlin Prasad @ Clifford Chance
    14 Apr 2021

    Hi Buzzing_Grapefruit, many thanks for your post- I enjoyed reading it! I agree that it is best to go to a trusted adult before going to friends, as trusted adults tend to be more forthcoming, i.e. tell you if they are not sure of something and be willing to answer your questions with reliable information, exactly as you say. But how important do you think it is to question and challenge the information and replies you get from these trusted adults, before believing the information is true and reliable? How would you go about questioning/ challenging the information you receive?

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      Caitlin Prasad @ Clifford Chance's comment 16 Apr 2021

      Thank you for answering my Discussion Starter. In answer to your question, I have an answer:
      When you get new information to a trusted adult a way to challenge the information is to research about it, you can see if they can get something out of it and what I mean by that is that some people either see something in a different way (Not that they are lying) or some people can get something out of the information they give you. For example they could get money if they make people believe the information but that isn’t always the case. Sometimes it’s just about your opinion and here us and example:
      Some people are saying the vaccine are making some people ill instead of just protecting them and some people are saying yes that’s true but only some people are getting ill (let’s say around 60 out of 60,000 are getting ill) neither of those ‘answers’ are wrong or right they aren’t facts they are opinions. There is no right or wrong so as I mention before it’s all about your opinion sometimes.
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      I hope I answered your question.

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