Lesson 4: The impact of technology on health

Learning about the potential impact of technology on physical and mental health and how to deal with online pressures, with links to the Education for a Connected World framework

Learning objective

  • To understand the potential impact of technology on physical and mental health

National curriculum

Pupils should know:

  • About the benefits of rationing time spent online, the risks of excessive time spent on electronic devices and the impact of positive and negative content online on their own and others’ mental and physical wellbeing
  • Why social media, some computer games and online gaming, for example, are age restricted

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding

Vocabulary

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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