Lesson 2: Staying safe online

Learning how staying safe online, identifying potential dangers and how to avoid them

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To learn about staying safe online 

Statutory guidance

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE Education

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Can use the Activity: Online safety questions to help focus their thinking. Answers for questions 3 and 5 from the sheet:

3. What information tells someone where you live or go to school? (School uniform in pictures, photos of the front of your house, address or school name in your profile).

5. What could someone do if they had a copy of your personal photos? (They could change them or display them somewhere else).

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to undertake more extensive research to find detailed information about staying safe online.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Cat Lamin,  
Computing specialist
Cat was a committed primary school teacher for twelve years. After starting her independent consultancy ‘Crossover Solutions’ she has travelled to Argentina, Brazil and America to share her wealth of knowledge of computer science with other teachers. Her enjoyment for…
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Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE 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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