Lesson 5: Making friends online

After learning more about being safe online, pupils create digital posters based around a video from ThinkUKnow

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To understand how to stay safe when talking to people online

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Provide key questions to help support poster creation,  such as, ‘Do you know who you are talking to online?’ and ‘Who should you talk to if you’re uncomfortable?’

Pupils working at greater depth: Encourage pupils to use a variety of different word processing tools to make their work more creative.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Cat Lamin,  
Computing specialist
Cat was a committed primary school teacher for twelve years. After starting her independent consultancy ‘Crossover Solutions’ she has travelled to Argentina, Brazil and America to share her wealth of knowledge of computer science with other teachers. Her enjoyment for…
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