Lesson 3: Be kind online

Children will learn the importance of being kind online and what this looks like

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand the importance of being kind online and what this looks like

Statutory guidance

  • Internet and safety harms > pupils should know: 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.
  • Online relationships > pupils should know: 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.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support:Provide pupils with the Activity: Positive phrases. You should also support pupils with copying the teacher into their email.


Pupils working at greater depth: Share a greater range of tips and also add more positives about the person they are writing too.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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 role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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