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Teaching Online Safety

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Natterhub is an online safety training platform, designed to look and function like a social network, for Years 1-6 students (KS1 and KS2). It delivers lessons in e-safety for schools and parents.

The internet is an incredible tool for finding knowledge, building friendships and having fun. It's an amazing space for children to grow up in. But it wasn't designed with children in mind.

Children learn how to swipe and click on their devices incredibly quickly, but they don't always fully understand the risks that come with being online. That's why teaching online safety in schools and at home has become so important, and where Natterhub can help.

With Natterhub's online safety training platform, you can teach pupils to think about the ways that screens affect their physical and mental wellbeing, as well as giving them the resilience to face whatever they may find in the digital world.

Online safety lessons to suit your curriculum

Natterhub is designed for children aged 5-11. Lessons and resources are aligned to the UK National Curriculum, but they can be used for any educational framework that requires online safety lessons to support e-safety in schools.

Natterhub's lessons come with easy-to-follow teacher notes, as well as downloadable resources like worksheets. You can learn more about this in our online safety lessons tutorial.

UK Curriculum Links

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The power of learning through 'structured play'.

When teaching online safety in schools or at home, we know that learning through play engages pupils more than the traditional ‘chalk and talk’ approach. By giving children a space to practise good online safety, we’re giving them the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions. But exactly what does good online safety look like?

Here’s just a taste of what children will learn from Natterhub’s online safety training platform:

  • How to communicate effectively when using a variety of devices and platforms.
  • How to make informed decisions about how they spend their time online.
  • Understand the importance of balancing time on and away from screens.
  • How to use the internet to learn and gain new skills.
  • How to talk respectfully with friends and strangers when we're online.
  • Thinking critically and asking questions about the content we read on the internet.
  • To act with integrity and honesty when talking and sharing information online.

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How can children stay safe on social media?

There are lots of things we can do to help children stay safe on social media, including:

  1. Teaching children about e-safety in schools.
  2. Encouraging parents to talk about social media with their children at home.
  3. Using online safety training platforms like Natterhub to help prepare children for social media by giving them a space where they can practise.

Natterhub is a fun and engaging platform that delivers a safe social media experience for children. It's designed to look like social media, with a news feed and an avatar builder, while taking an innovative approach to digital literacy and shared learning across multiple devices.

What’s more, Natterhub is aligned with the current UK National Curriculum, making it easy for educators teaching online safety in schools to adopt a hands-on approach to learning.

This unique approach to learning through 'structured play' means schools can deliver engaging lessons about online safety for KS1 and KS2 students in a non-judgemental environment where they can learn from their mistakes.

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RSHE Curriculum Resources

As part of the compulsory RSHE curriculum, schools will be required to deliver valuable Relationships & Health Education lessons.

In fact, children as young as five are already taught to recognise the importance of personal privacy, of respecting others and boundaries with personal space. They're also taught to understand that there are appropriate and inappropriate ways of touching one another, and that we're in control of our own bodies.

All of these lessons apply to digital spaces as much as the real world. People use all kinds of devices and digital spaces to connect and communicate, but this can leave many people, especially children, exposed and vulnerable to all kinds of difficult situations.

Parents can find all sorts of useful resources on Natterhub to help young children understand what they should and shouldn't share online - including our 'privacy posters' for KS1 and KS2.

Natterhub’s curriculum-aligned RSHE materials to support e-safety in schools and at home, are designed to help children build digital empathy, kindness and resilience - skills they can use to develop positive, respectful relationships both online and offline while staying safe at the same time.

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