Lesson 3: Who should I ask?

Children learn that they should speak to a responsible adult before sharing things about themselves or others online and must always get permission from others before sharing something about them online.

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To explain what should be done before sharing information 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: Work through Activity: Asking permission – extra support version to discuss why it is important to ask permission before sharing content. Use emotion cards or emojis to support understanding of how it might make people feel if their content is shared without their permission. 


Pupils working at greater depth: Can create a diagram to represent how information can easily be shared and spread online. Get the children to use their diagram to explain this to the class. 

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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