Digital Matters is a FREE learning platform from online safety experts Internet Matters – to support primary schools as they teach the online safety curriculum and media literacy.
It uses interactive lessons and dynamic storytelling to help teachers engage young people in online safety lessons.
Following UKCIS Education for a Connected World Framework and created by Internet Matters, Digital Matters covers a range of online safety lesson topics ranging from cyberbullying to fake news to password security and more. It engages children through quiz style and story based learning while promoting discussion in the classroom to promote a safer internet.
How does it work?
The platform is divided into two sections; Interactive Learning and Once upon Online. Students start with Interactive Learning, led by their teacher, where they learn about the e-safety concept through small activities and discussion . Next, they go onto Once Upon Online, either in the classroom or with support at home and guide the character through choices using what they learnt. The story lets children make realistic choices in a safe environment to better understand the consequences of such choices along with what can be done if they find themselves in a situation like the characters so they can stay safe online.
Further information and to sign up to this fantastic resource, you can follow this link.