An interactive classroom programme is using real-life scenarios to help primary-age children to make good choices in the digital world.
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Created by the charity Internet Matters, the free Digital Matters programme has been quality-assured by the PSHE Association and developed with teachers.

The platform aims to teach critical thinking skills pupils need to tackle issues including fake news and misinformation, as well as teaching them about cyber-bullying, online grooming, peer pressure, and keeping their personal information secure.

It is aimed specifically at pupils in years 5 and 6 (P6 and P7 in Scotland and Northern Ireland).

The lessons ask children to navigate a number of different situations they are likely to encounter online. Based on real-life scenarios, they will be able to discuss the issues in class and learn how to make the right choices in a safe space.

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