Quotes from the classroom

The peer education element of Under Pressure means that there is a lot of close contact with the students in our workshops. Our educators gather meaningful quotes that show the importance of this program by students, educators and peer educators.

“Nowadays journalists only spread fake news. That is why free speech should be forbidden”

– Student during Under Pressure

 

“Some students of mine have very remarkable thoughts. They even quote conspiracy theorists, such as the Dutch famous conspiracist “Lange Frans”, who are all about spreading fake news.”

– Educator 

 

“My grandpa keeps sharing fake news about Covid-19 on social media. I find it difficult to talk about this with him, so I mostly ignore it.”

– Student during Under Pressure

 

“If I don’t like someone’s opinion, I just block that person, so that I don’t have to deal with it anymore.”

– Student during Under Pressure

 

“My students share a lot of conspiracy theories or fake news. “COVID is just a flu.” or “MH17 did not go down at all.” I can barely listen to it anymore, it worries me very much. How do I respond to this?”

– Educator

 

“It bothers me that you talk about conspiracy theories as if they are dangerous. They can protect us and inform us about malicious intents of the government.”

– Student during Under Pressure

 

“I once had a discussion with a student who believes in conspiracy theories. It is difficult to estimate which students are serious about their beliefs, due to their indifferent attitudes. It might be a ‘cool thing’ to say to a teacher: I am not interested in the news.”

– Educator 

 

“I certainly don’t believe anything I read, but I do like to follow QAnon.”

– Student during Under Pressure

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