Lesson 6: How can I be safe and respectful online?

Children learn a range of strategies for being safe and respectful online, including how to respect the thoughts and beliefs of others and recognising healthy and unhealthy online behaviours.

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  •  To understand how to be safe and respectful 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: Before working through the activity, create a list of strategies together on how to keep safe and show respect online to support the activity.


Pupils working at greater depth: Create video scripts or guides to showcase examples of safe and respectful behaviour.

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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