Lesson 2: Communicating online

Understanding the importance of not sharing personal information online, pupils learn what to do if they see something online that makes them feel upset or uncomfortable

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To understand how to stay safe when talking to people online

Statutory guidance

  • That the same principles apply to online relationships as to face-to-face relationships, including the importance of respect for others online including when we are anonymous.
  •  That people sometimes behave differently online, including by pretending to be someone they are not.
  • How to consider the effect of their online actions on others and know how to recognise and display respectful behaviour online and the importance of keeping personal information private.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Provide key questions to help support poster creation,  such as Do you know who you are talking to online?  Who should you talk to if you’re uncomfortable?

Pupils working at greater depth:  Encourage pupils to use a variety of different word processing tools to make their work more creative and to include additional safety messages.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
Relationships & Sex Education specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory roleA particular job you do as part of a larger task that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses…
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