Lesson 1: Online protection

Children learn how applications (apps) can access our personal information and how to alter application permissions to limit the sharing of our information with others online

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To understand how apps can access our personal information and how to alter the permissions

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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
  • 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: Can create a simple poster that illustrates the popular apps that were mentioned in the ‘Main event’. The teacher or TA should help the children find the app icons for them to draw onto their poster.


Pupils working at a greater depth: Can develop a ‘differences and similarities’ comparison between all three companies’ ‘app permissions’ information they research.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
Computing specialist