You've got 2Email

Nov. 4, 2015

With over 100 billion of them sent every day, email is one of the world's most widely used and important forms of communication.


2Email CharacterIt's important that children understand how emailing works and how to do it safely. 


With 2Email (the latest addition to Purple Mash) children as young as five can practice composing, sending and replying to emails in a safe and secure environment. 


It includes a range of '2Respond' lesson activities where children receive emails from fictional characters and have to respond appropriately. 


Teachers can also enable email sending between pupils, but our special safety feature means you'll be able to review every email sent. For extra peace of mind you can prevent emails from being delivered until they have been reviewed. 


If you're a Purple Mash licence holder then you've already got 2Email. Just log in and you'll find it in the 'Tools' tab.


If you're not a Purple Mash licence holder but think your pupils would benefit from 2Email just click here to request a free 30 day trial


See how 2Email fits with the National Curriculum and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, here.


2Email, Purple Mash image 1

A simpler interface for younger children.   


2Email, Purple Mash image 2

A more advanced interface for older children.


How it fits with the curriculum


The National Curriculum 

Key Stage 1

  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies

Key Stage 2

  • understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

Scottish Curriculum for Excellence

  • gain the skills and confidence to embrace and use technologies now and in the future, at home, at work and in the wider community