Lesson 2: Share aware

Children will begin to understand the benefits and risks of sharing material online.

Learning objective

  • To understand the benefits and risks of sharing material online

Statutory guidance

Internet and safety harms

Pupils should be taught:

  • That for most people the internet is an integral part of life and has many benefits.
  • 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.
  • Where and how to report concerns and get support with issues online.

Online relationships

Pupils should be taught:

  • How information and data is shared and used online.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

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Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Can be provided with a structured writing frame for the letter to help them to formulate their ideas. This could include sentence starters such as:

  • When you took the photo/saw the photo, I think you should have…
  • To get help with this, I think you should talk to…

Pupils working at greater depth: Could include a description in their letter of why their chosen child’s behaviour caused a problem but without blaming the child.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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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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