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Bogus sites - can kids spot the fake?

Occasionally, I get requests for "hoax sites" to use in media lessons (checking for web accuracy, etc). Here are a few of the more well-known ones, along with some lists of additional sites compiled by others. (There is also a link to a "video game spoof" to see what kids know about being cyber-safe.)

West Coast Tree Octopus

California's Velcro Crop

Boilerplate Man

Dihydrogen Monoxide Research

More Bogus Website Lists

The Adventure of the Three CyberPigs
In this game, designed for ages 8-10, the CyberPigs play on their favourite Web site and encounter marketing ploys, spam and a close encounter with a not-too-friendly wolf