ChatGPT is a chatbot that is able to provide answers to all kinds of questions by means of generative AI. And it does so in a language form that can hardly be distinguished from real human answers. Since the release of OpenAI at the end of 2022, students have also discovered the chat program as a practical helper in everyday school life. Whether it's a difficult math problem, a book summary, or a presentation in history - ChatGPT provides precise answers and solutions in many areas. But how reliable is ChatGPT i? Clearly, ChatGPT has not been trained to be truthful. The answers are therefore not error-free per se, sources are missing depending on the type of application of the chatbot or are not always reputable. It is therefore all the more important to support adolescents in dealing with chatbots like ChatGPT, to practice source criticism, to educate about disinformation and to strengthen information literacy.
The klicksafe material gives educators an overview of ChatGPT and the challenges that can come with using the chatbot. Five lesson examples then provide suggestions for using AI-based chatbots such as ChatGPT in the classroom or as part of extracurricular projects and for discussing them with children and young people.
The lesson examples were made available to klicksafe with the kind permission of saferinternet.at and slightly adapted.