(CNN)If you wondered whether we need to do more to help our kids recognize "fake news," a new report makes it clear the answer is a resounding yes.
Although 44% of tweens and teens in a recent survey said they can tell the difference between fake news stories and real ones, more than 30% who said they shared a news story online during the past six months admitted that they didn't get it exactly right.
They said they later found out that a story they shared was wrong or inaccurate, according to the survey by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization focused on helping parents, kids and educators negotiate media and technology.
The survey of 853 children ages 10 to 18 in the United States also asked kids how much they trust the information they received from each of their news sources.
Family got higher marks than teachers, news organizations and friends. Sixty-six percent of tweens and teens said they trust the information they received from family, compared with 48% for teachers and other adults, 25% for news organizations and just 17% for friends.
Although they may trust their families more than any other news source, they still say social media is their preferred news source. Thirty-nine percent said they prefer to get their news from social media, versus 36% who chose family, teachers and/or friends and 24% who selected traditional media.
Teens said Facebook is their No. 1 social media news source, while tweens named YouTube.
Is news important to them?
While kids say that they feel misrepresented and that the news has a negative impact on their mood, the "news" about this new survery is not all grim: Tweens and teens still value it.
Forty-eight percent said that following the news was important to them, and half said that following the news makes them feel prepared to make a difference in their communities.