Online challenges, explained
An Internet trend or a primal instinct of the human being? What are we talking about, exactly, when we talk about the viral challenges that run on the web
Legislation on minors in the digital sphere
Everything you need to know about Europe's (not always coordinated) approach to protecting young people online.
The Blue Whale case: emulation and disinformation
The story of how in 2016 a dangerous combination of fear and sensationalism transformed a non-existent challenge into a real danger
The positive side of online challenges
Not just potential risks, but huge opportunities as well. Discovering the good side of the Internet and the challenges aimed at solidarity
How the media covers online challenges
Old media that tries to talk about the tools of digital natives: chronicle of an inevitable (or almost) generational conflict
Advice for parents, educators and students
Some useful tips to turn the Internet into a safe space, on both sides of the screen
About this project
Mind the Challenge was born from the partnership between Facta.news and Verificat, fact-checking and debunking projects that deal with the fight against misinformation. The aim is to inform and raise public awareness on the subject of online challenges, a phenomenon that pushes social media users to emulate viral video behaviors.