Lesson 3: Sharing of information

Learning that sometimes upsetting incidents online occur because people's ‘privacy settings’ are not secure enough. Discovering which devices share our personal information. Children create a visual mini-guide booklet of devices that can connect to one another and share personal information 

Learning objective

  • To understand the ways personal information can be shared on the internet

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content.
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.
  • 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

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should be encouraged to talk about and draw the more obvious devices and items in their home that connect via the internet and to share personal information, such as phones and computers.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can draw what they think a home with the connected devices they have used in their booklets may look like on the back page of their mini-guide.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
Donna Rawling,  
Computing specialist
Donna has worked in Primary Education for over 16 years, specialising in Computing for the last eight. A CAS Master Teacher and Community Host, Code Club,  NCCE and Barefoot Computing facilitator, Donna is passionate about pupils’ access to Computing and…
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