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.

Learning objective

  • To be aware of strategies to help be protected 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

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Children can create a poster to explain what phishing is with adult support and the use of slide 5 from Presentation: Think before you click.


Pupils working at greater depth: The children’s infographic should include useful strategies to identify scams.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
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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