Evaluating health information on the internet

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The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network has created a factsheet called Evaluating health information on the internet to help you navigate health information. It says, “It is important to evaluate the information you have found during a search on the Internet to make sure it is accurate and comes from a reliable source. When evaluating, think critically and don’t accept any information at face value.”

The factsheets also suggests that you ask yourself questions such :

  • Who is responsible for the website or social media channel?
  • Is the information accurate?
  • Is the information objective?
  • Is the information up-to-date?
  • Does the content of the site meet your needs?

Go to the webpage to find out more.

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