Lesson 1: What happens when I post online?

Children learn how information put online about someone can last for a long time and find out about who to talk to if something has been put online without consent or if it is incorrect

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  •  I know what happens to information posted online

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Can use the Activity: Is it safe to share? The Three Little Pigs scenarios – support version. Please note that these scenarios are adapted from the ones discussed during the whole class dicussion in the ‘Main event’.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can write out their own scenarios based on the story Little Red Riding Hood. They should write down what information may be safe for her to post online during her trip to Grandma’s house and what would not be safe to post online.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


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Sarah Vaughan,  
Computing specialist
Sarah has 13 years of experience teaching in a primary school and leading computing.   She now works as a Subject Matter Expert for the NCCE across the East Midlands. In this role, she supports primary schools with bespoke training…
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