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Mario Published How to Talk to Students About Coronavirus Croatia, Zagreb

Education must be one of the first responses to any emergency. It is key that all people, whatever their age, can contribute to preventing the spread of the virus. In conjunction with educators and pupils, Mario helped to encourage regular information sharing on the current situation from credible, verified and relevant sources. Such conversations emphasized the importance of respect for human dignity in all circumstances to prevent the spread of hate speech, xenophobia, and prejudice. The fight against disinformation is a joint effort involving all European institutions. The European Union is also helping fight disinformation through a close cooperation with online platforms. We are encouraging them to promote authoritative sources, demote content that is fact-checked as false or misleading, and take down illegal content or content that could cause physical harm.