Thanks to the internet, we have access to a lot of great information. However, the internet also has a lot of misinformation (wrong information). It’s important to carefully evaluate the information you find to make sure it is trustworthy and true, especially when it comes to your health. This can sometimes be difficult. Thankfully, there’s a great resource, called the CRAAP test. The CRAAP test is a checklist that can help you evaluate all the information you find, both online and offline (in books, news reports, documentaries etc.).
CRAAP test checklist:
Currency: Is the information up to date?
Relevance: Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?
Authority: Who is the author and are they qualified to write about the topic?
Accuracy: Is the information reliable (trustworthy) and supported by evidence (well researched using scientific methods)?
Purpose: Why does the information exist and is there any bias (is it trying to persuade you to believe something)?
Watch the video to learn more about the CRAAP test so that you can figure out if the information you find is trustworthy and true. Then take the quiz to earn vaccines!