For working with young people

Activities that use new technologies can make a really valuable contribution to the wider school curriculum and to children’s learning. It is essential for educators to recognise the benefits of technology and understand the many different ways that children and young people are using internet enabled devices, especially in the home and within social environments.

At times it can be hard to keep up with changes in the use of technology and so the Hot topics section contains information regarding a variety of internet safety issues including gaming, social networking, cyberbullying, grooming, sexting, downloading and file sharing. For lesson plans and activity ideas suitable for children aged 3 to 19, see our online resource bank.