Lesson 3: Be kind online

The children learn to use positive language within an email and how to recognise when digital behaviour is unkind

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand the importance of being kind online and what this looks like

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
  • Understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Provide pupils with the Activity: Positive phrases or have the Communication resources to hand. You should also support pupils with copying the teacher into their email.


Pupils working at greater depth: Encourage pupils to use a range of skills that were introduced during the previous lesson,  for example, editing the text, adding images and putting in hyperlinks.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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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