Lesson 5: Online health

Children learn how technology can affect our health and wellbeing, and come up with ways to replace bad online habits with good online habits

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To understand how technology can affect health and wellbeing.

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 act out how health and wellbeing may be affected by technology and social media, such as feeling sad or angry. They can also act out giving advice to others to combat the negative effects of online use.


Pupils working in greater depth: Can create a section on the document for ‘mindfulness’, which they can research on the internet with adult supervision.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
Computing specialist