Following the UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) Education for a Connected World framework, and with lessons quality assured by the PSHE Association, the Digital Matters platform uses free interactive activities and dynamic storytelling to help teachers engage young people in online safety.
Created by Internet Matters, Digital Matters covers a range of online safety topics including cyberbullying, misinformation and password security with new modules added regularly.
It engages children through quiz-style and story-based learning while encouraging discussion in the classroom to promote a safer online experience.
“It engages children through quiz-style and story-based learning”
Teachers can guide pupils through the platform using detailed teacher packs that include lesson plans, offline handouts, curriculum links and more.
Pupils start with Interactive Learning where they complete short activities that promote whole-class discussions. Next, they go onto Once Upon Online, an interactive story that lets children use what they learn to make realistic choices for their chosen character.
This enables them to better understand the potential outcomes in a safe environment, along with what can be done if they find themselves in a similar situation.
Supported by a special Parent Companion Guide, this can also be completed at home with a trusted adult.
- Created for teachers: free ready-made lesson plans and interactive resources that cover a range of topics. Designed to be used in the classroom environment and at home with a parent.
- Produced to follow the Education for a Connected World framework, ensuring modules cover the KS2 curriculum requirements.