Lesson 4: Posting and sharing online

Children recap the four top tips for staying safe while using the internet, learn what is meant by the term 'digital footprint' and find out how we can ensure that the things we share and post online do not negatively impact us later in life

Learning objective

  • To understand the importance of being careful about what we post and share online

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event

Next steps

Pupils needing extra support: Get the children to draw simple icon images on their Activity: Digital footprint to represent possible information shared or posted, like an image, a video and written text documents or files.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can make a list of the things we should not share or post and write next to each one whether there is anybody they would trust with that information.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
Donna Rawling,  
Computing specialist
Donna has worked in Primary Education for over 16 years, specialising in Computing for the last eight. A CAS Master Teacher and Community Host, Code Club,  NCCE and Barefoot Computing facilitator, Donna is passionate about pupils’ access to Computing and…
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