Online safety: Year 6

Learning to deal with issues online that can produce negative feelings and exploring ways to overcome this; learning about the impact and consequences of sharing information online; exploring how to develop a positive online reputation; combating and dealing with online bullying and managing personal passwords effectively.

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Life online

Understanding the positive and negative effects of the internet and exploring the different ways to overcome negative feelings which can occur as a result of being online.

Lesson 2: Sharing online

Learning about the positive and negative impact and consequences of sharing online and privacy settings

Lesson 3: Creating a positive online reputation

Learning how to create a positive online reputation, knowing that a ‘digital personality’ is developed by online activity and behaviour and that we could use anonymity and frequently update privacy settings to prevent people from accessing information about us.

Lesson 4: Capturing evidence

Learning what online bullying is, the different ways it can be reported and why we should capture online bullying content as evidence

Lesson 5: Password protection

Learning how to manage passwords safely, knowing what to do if someone hacks an account or finds a password and understanding what makes a strong password.

Lesson 6: Think before you click

Learning how to: identify potential scams and reduce the risk of falling for one; identify phishing emails and malware and update computer software to keep devices safer.

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources