Lesson 1: Introduction to the internet

Understanding what the internet is and how it can help anyone that uses it

Learning objective

  • To understand what the Internet is and how it can help us

Statutory guidance

Internet and safety links:

  • Pupils should know that for most people the internet is an integral part of life and has many benefits.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should focus on tools they are familiar with for example, YouTube, to watch music videos at home.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to think about some of the negatives of the online options as well as positive.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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