A free online learning platform developed with insight from teachers and parents to change the way schools teach online safety
Learn at school and at home
Digital Matters has been created in partnership with Internet Matters, a non-profit organisation that provides online safety expertise to support primary schools as they teach the online safety curriculum and media literacy.
How it works
The platform provides interactive lessons and dynamic storytelling, helping teachers and parents engage young people in online safety. There are a number of topics, including those PSHE Quality Assured, including:
- Privacy and Security
- Fake news and misinformation
- Online relationships
Start your online safety journey...
Resources for Teachers
Download free lesson plans about online safety and supporting materials to guide students through both Interactive Learning and Once Upon Online sections.
They can then follow the Take Home activity set by their child’s teacher, or lead their child through both sections themselves.
Resources for Parents
Access the app through the Parent Companion Guide which provides information about the app and the topic to ensure they can support their child online. They can then follow the Take
Home activity set by their child’s teacher, or lead their child through both sections themselves.
Internet Matters is a not-for-profit, industry-funded members body that helps families stay safe online, providing resources for parents, carers and educational professionals. Established in 2014, it works with partners from across the industry, government and third sector to raise awareness and provide advice on the issues affecting children in the digital age, including cyberbullying, screen time, digital resilience, extreme content, privacy and exploitation.