Keywords: Media literacy Image cyberbullying digital exclusion disinformation media education ethics information internet manipulation marketing media science young people new media rumour counseling social media identity trolling
Cite: Małgorzata Kowalewska, Młodzież w przestrzeni poradnictwa internetowego – manipulacja informacją, "Kultura - Media - Teologia", 2013( 14) nr 3, s. 80-94.
The ability to use the resources of the Internet, accessibility and anonymity contribute to the development of referral services on the net. Youth, instead of authority, look into cyberspace for answers to difficult, intimate or controversial issues, regardless of the reliability of the source. A key issue for this phenomenon appears to be manipulation of information, the source of which include: business advertising needs; paid SEO content; amateur submitted information, often containing unprofessional or dangerous content. Nonetheless, adolescents often with little thought treat cyberspace as one of the main sources of knowledge about the world.