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[8th February 2021]

New resources from Discovery Education help children stay safe online

Discovery Education is proud to support Safer Internet Day - 9th February 2021 - by providing dynamic new digital resources to help primary school children stay safe online.

Available via the award-winning digital learning service Discovery Education Espresso, the new resources have been created by the UK Safer Internet Centre to help schools observe this year’s event and help pupils navigate the online world safely.

Featuring videos, activities, assemblies and complete lesson plans, this compelling new content helps pupils build digital literacy skills and understand who and what to trust online. Child-led films explore issues such as fake news and disinformation while fun activities teach children to question the motives behind what they see and read on the internet.

Designed for pupils from Foundation to Year 6 and suitable for remote or in-class teaching, the resources will inspire the safe and positive use of technology and empower children to take control of their digital lives.

Kristina Mjomark, Head of Curriculum Content at Discovery Education said:

“Discovery Education is proud to support Safer Internet Day. During the pandemic, children are spending much more time online, so it’s never been more important to equip them with the skills to use technology safely. These exciting new resources enable teachers and parents to support children on their digital journey, helping to make the internet a safe, positive and enjoyable place for everyone.”

Now in its 18th year, Safer Internet Day UK is organised by The UK Safer Internet Centre, a partnership of three leading organisations: Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL. With a theme of ‘ An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world”,  this year’s event will see schools and organisations unite to inspire positive changes online, raise awareness of safety issues and participate in events and activities right across the UK.

The new Safer Internet Day resources are available to Discovery Education subscriber schools via the new upgraded version of Discovery Education Espresso, the curriculum-centred primary teaching resource.

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