Students can get involved in a simple "citizen explorer" project by attaching a telescope to their smartphones, pointing it to the skies and taking photos of what they see. They can then upload the photos to a scistarter database.
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We need to teach students to be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media. A good fact-checking site uses neutral wording, provides unbiased sources to support its claims and reliable links.