Lesson 2: Sharing online

Children learn about the impact and consequences of sharing online, before creating their own online sharing scenarios with both positive and negative effects

Learning objectives

  • To think about the impact and consequences of sharing 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

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention Grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Under the guidance of an adult, the children can write simple words of the person’s emotions from each scenario on the thought bubbles provided on the Activity: Impacts of sharing online – support version.  


Pupils working at greater depth: Children can write out the full scenarios to focus and develop their understanding (empathy) of the different emotions a person can go through.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


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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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