School librarian says children need to be armed against fake news

A Guernsey librarian says the next generation need to be armed with the tools to spot fake news or misinformation.

Elizabeth Hutchinson was awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Years Honours list for a for her services to school libraries.

She says there is more to the school librarian than just finding good books to read.

We need to inspire our children to look deeper and think more critically about what they're finding. And as they grow older that ability to evaluate that information they find is extremely important, especially when it comes to voting or comes to buying a car, or booking a holiday even. You need to know whether you're being conned or not, or what's the purpose of that website, have they got a bias and it's really important that today we look at that more.

Elizabeth Hutchinson awarded B.E.M