Lesson 4: It’s my choice

Pupils learn that we have the right to say ‘no’ or ‘I will have to ask someone’ if someone wants to share something about us online, and that they must always ask a trusted adult before clicking ‘yes’, ‘agree’ or ‘accept’ online.

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Learning objectives

  • To explain why I have the right to say no and deny permission

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: Should work together in a small group to work through the character cards. 


Pupils working at greater depth: Can create their own characters for the Activity: What should I do?. Character 1 – asking to give permission for content to be shared online. Character 2 – asking to click ‘yes’ or ‘accept’ in an online game or app.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
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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