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.

Learning objective

  • To know how to create a positive online reputation

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: Get the children to develop an image of themselves and use the video on link: 'BBC Own It - What is your digital footprint?' again so that they can be reminded of all the information types that make up Sunny’s digital footprint, such as photos, messages, videos.

Pupils working at greater depth: Children to include strategies to their Activity: Online reputation sheet to combat companies using or selling on their personal information to other companies.

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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