Media Navigated

Delivering on statutory requirements for KS2

Helping children to build media literacy and recognise the similarities and differences between the online and physical world

Technology is integrated into our everyday life and children do not know a world without information at their fingertips, literally. 

The way we engage with media, including social media platforms, is evolving at great pace and it’s important that we engage and teach children to access, analyse, and create media in the context of their lived experience. 

Generation Alpha

Those born between 2010-2025 are the most diverse generation yet. Raised in a digital world, hyperconnected, independent and distinct. Children are increasingly communicating from the isolation of their phones and less and less play outdoors. Many are living in a physically isolated and sedentary world. Undoubtedly technology brings many benefits, but the hours spent wide eyed in the middle of the night drinking in the brutality of the online world is far from a healthy lifestyle.

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Media Navigated Lessons

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  • Define media literacy.
  • Explain media literacy concepts.
  • Identify text and subtext in media examples.
  • Recognise the characteristics of social media versus traditional media.
  • Define and recognise some characteristics of reality television.
  • Discuss the differences between reality and fantasy.
  • See the untold stories when watching reality television.
  • Understand what it means to set a boundary in relation to on-line.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of social platforms.
  • Share experiences and stories of boundary setting or boundary crossing online.
  • Understand the impact of social media activity on future goals and aspirations.
  • Explore the positives of using social platforms and how it impacts how we receive, alter, and share information.
  • Create personal guidelines for using social platforms in a positive way.
  • Discuss how media can be used to build community, find support, and decrease isolation in their lives.
  • Describe my online identity and how I want to be thought of by others online.
  • Create a map connecting my current identity to future goals.
    • Describe my map to other people.
  • Communicate how social platforms forms part of my identity now and in the future.
  • Identify that other students have different ideas and identities and use social media indifferent ways.
  • Explain how my online identity may influence my future.

Media Navigated

£ 80.00 Yearly membership prices are subsidised by our charity supporters
  • 6 lessons and teacher guide to support delivery
  • Pupil handbook available to download
  • Evidence-based teaching and learning resources
  • Whole school access to Bounce Forward members area
  • Live CPD sessions throughout the year

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Frequently Asked questions

Media Navigated is a series of lessons designed to build media literacy in a way that children can recognise the similarities and differences between the online world and the physical world.

Primary schools. The lessons are designed for upper primary students aged 9-11.

It delivers the statutory requirements that state by the end of primary school children should know:

  • that for most people the internet is an integral part of life and has many benefits.
  • about the benefits of rationing time spent online, the risks of excessive time spent on electronic devices and the impact of positive and negative content online on their own and others’ mental and physical wellbeing.
  • how to consider the effect of their online actions on others and know how to recognise and display respectful behaviour online and the importance of keeping personal information private.
  • why social media, some computer games and online gaming, for example, are age restricted.
  • that the internet can also be a negative place where online abuse, trolling, bullying and harassment can take place, which can have a negative impact on mental health.
  • how to be a discerning consumer of information online including understanding that information, including that from search engines, is ranked, selected and targeted.
  • where and how to report concerns and get support with issues online.

Yes. Our memberships include ongoing support to teachers over the phone, or by email. 

If you have a question just call 0330 133 0776

These lessons are available alongside training facilitated by Bounce Forward. Bounce Forward will deliver live CPD sessions throughout the year via zoom. Once you have confirmed your Media Navigator membership we'll be in touch with upcoming training dates.

Media literacy is a set of skills that anyone can learn. Just as literacy is the ability to read and write, media literacy is the ability to access, analyse, and create media messages of all kinds.

We receive information and communicate with each other using a variety of media tools and technologies. These may include social platforms, apps, television, films, radio, songs, books, billboards, labels, marketing, video, on-line gaming, websites.

Being media literate means being more informed to be able to make better decisions about how to engage and take notice of the media messages.

The goal is to help pupils -

  • Increase critical thinking skills to analysis media.
  • Be active and kind as they engage within media culture.
  • Understand the benefits and avoid, as much as possible the disadvantages.

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