FOUNDATION STAGE AND KEY STAGE 1

YEAR CATEGORY LESSON TITLE DESCRIPTION
FS /
Year 1
Internet Safety Going Places Safely Pupils and students learn that they can go to exciting places online,
but they need to follow certain rules to remain safe.
Information Literacy A-B-C Searching Pupils and students search for pictures online by clicking on letters
of the alphabet. They learn that directory sites with alphabetical
listings offer one way to find things on the Internet.
Privacy Security Keep It Private Pupils and students learn that many websites ask for information
that is private and discuss how to responsibly handle such requests.
Creative Credit CopyrightInformation Literacy My Creative Work Pupils and students are introduced to the concept of having
ownership over creative work. They practice putting their name and
date on something they produce.
Relationships Communication Sending Email Pupils and students explore how they can use email to communicate
with real people within their schools, families, and communities.
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Year 2 Internet Safety Staying Safe Online Pupils and students understand that they should stay
safe online by choosing websites that are good for them
to visit, and avoid sites that are not appropriate for them.
Privacy SecurityDigital Footprint Reputation Follow the Digital Trail Pupils and students learn that the information they put online
leaves a digital footprint or “trail.” This trail can be big or small,
helpful or hurtful, depending on how they manage it.
Relationships CommunicationCyberbullying Screen Out the Mean Pupils and students learn that children sometimes can act like
bullies when they are online. They explore what cyberbullying
means and what they can do when they encounter it.
Information Literacy Using Keywords Pupils and students understand that keyword searching is an
effective way to locate information on the Internet. They learn
how to select keywords to produce the best search results.
Information Literacy Sites I Like Pupils and students discuss criteria for rating informational
websites and apply them to an assigned site. Pupils and students
learn that all websites are not equally good sources of information.
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Year 3 Privacy Security Powerful Passwords Pupils and students explore reasons why people use
passwords, learn the benefits of using passwords, and
discover strategies for creating and keeping strong, 
secure passwords.
Relationships Communication My Online Community Pupils and students explore the concept that people can
connect with one another through the Internet. They
understand how the ability for people to communicate 
online can unite a community.
Information Literacy Things for Sale Pupils and students examine product websites and
understand that the purpose of the site is to encourage
buying the product. Pupils and students learn methods
used to promote products on these sites.
Relationships Communication Show Respect Online Pupils and students explore the similarities and
differences between in-person and online communications,
and then learn how to write clear and respectful messages.
Relationships Communication Writing Good Emails Pupils and students learn how to communicate effectively
by email, taking into account the purpose and audience of
their message, and the tone they want to convey.
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KEY STAGE 2

YEAR CATEGORY LESSON TITLE DESCRIPTION
Year 4 Relationships CommunicationSelf-Image Identity Rings of Responsibility Pupils and students explore what it means to be responsible
to and respectful of their offline and online communities as a
way to learn how to be good digital citizens.
Privacy SecurityInformation Literacy Private and
Personal Information
How can you protect yourself from online identity theft? Pupils
and students think critically about the information they
share online.
Internet SafetyCyberbullying The Power of Words Pupils and students consider that they may get online
messages from other kids that can make them feel angry,
hurt, sad, or fearful. Pupils and students identify actions that
will make them upstanders in the face of cyberbullying.
Information Literacy The Key to Keywords Pupils and students learn strategies to increase the
accuracy of their keyword searches and make inferences
about the effectiveness of the strategies.
Information LiteracyCreative Credit Copyright Whose Is It, Anyway? Pupils and students learn that copying the work of others
and presenting it as one’s own is called plagiarism. They
also learn about when and how it's ok to use the work
of others.
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Year 5 Privacy Security Strong Passwords Pupils and students learn how to create secure
passwords in order to protect their private information
and accounts online.
Relationships CommunicationSelf-Image Identity Digital Citizenship Pledge Pupils and students work together to outline common
expectations in order to build a strong digital citizenship
community. Each member of the class signs a We the
Digital Citizens Pledge.
Privacy Security You've Won a Prize! Pupils and students learn what spam is, the forms it
takes, and then identify strategies for dealing with it.
Information Literacy How to Cite a Site Pupils and students reflect on the importance of citing all
sources when they do research. They then learn how to
write bibliographical citations for online sources.
Information LiteracySelf-Image IdentityCreative Credit Copyright Picture Perfect Pupils and students learn how photos can be altered
digitally. They will consider the creative upsides of photo
alteration, as well as its power to distort our perceptions
of beauty and health.
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Year 6 Relationships CommunicationInternet Safety Talking Safely Online Pupils and students learn that the Internet is a great
place to develop rewarding relationships. But they also
learn not to reveal private information to a person they
know only online.
Self-Image IdentityRelationships Communication Super Digital Citizen Pupils and students explore Spider-Man's motto, "with
great power comes great responsibility" through the
lens of digital citizenship. They create comic strips
show a digital superhero who witnesses an act of poor
digital citizenship, and then helps resolve it.
Privacy Security Privacy Rules Pupils and students learn that children’s websites
must protect their private information. They learn to
identify these secure sites by looking for their privacy
policies and privacy seals of approval.
CyberbullyingRelationships Communication What's Cyberbullying? Pupils and students explore how it feels to be
cyberbullied, how cyberbullying is similar to or different
than in-person bullying, and learn strategies for handling
cyberbullying when it arises.
Self-Image IdentityInformation Literacy Selling Stereotypes Pupils and students explore how the media can play a
powerful role in shaping our ideas about girls and boys.
They practice identifying messages about gender roles
in two online activity zones for kids.
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KEY STAGE 3

YEAR CATEGORY LESSON TITLE DESCRIPTION
Year 7 Self-Image Identity Digital Life 101 Pupils and students are introduced to the 24/7, social nature
of digital media and technologies, and gain basic vocabulary
and knowledge for discussing the media landscape.
Information Literacy Strategic Searching Pupils and students learn that to conduct effective and
efficient online searches, they must use a variety
of searching strategies.
Privacy Security Scams and Schemes Pupils and students learn strategies for guarding against
identity theft and scams that try to access their
private information online.
CyberbullyingRelationships Communication Cyberbullying:
Be Upstanding
Pupils and students learn about the difference between
being a passive bystander versus a brave upstander in
cyberbullying situations.
Information LiteracyCreative Credit Copyright A Creator's Rights Pupils and students are introduced to copyright, fair use,
and the rights they have as creators.
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Year 8 Self-Image Identity My Media Pupils and students review their media habits and the array
of media they use on a weekly basis, and reflect on the role
of digital media in their lives.
Information LiteracyCreative Credit Copyright A Creator's
Responsibilities
Pupils and students reflect on their responsibilities as
creators and users of creative work.
Relationships CommunicationInternet Safety Safe Online Talk While acknowledging the benefits of online talk and
messaging, pupils and students learn how to handle
situations or online behaviour which may make them
feel uncomfortable.
Self-Image Identity Which Me Should I Be? Pupils and students learn that presenting themselves in
different ways online carries both benefits and risks.
Information LiteracySelf-Image Identity Gender Stereotypes Online Pupils and students analyse a "Dress Up Your Avatar"
feature of a virtual world for kids for evidence of
stereotypes about boys and girls.
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Year 9 Privacy SecurityDigital Footprint Reputation Trillion Dollar Footprint Pupils and students learn that they have a digital footprint and
that this information can be searched, copied and passed on,
but that they can take some control based on what they
post online.
Information Literacy Identifying
High-Quality Sites
Pupils and students learn that anyone can publish on the Web,
so not all sites are equally trustworthy.
Self-Image IdentityCyberbullyingRelationships Communication The Reality of
Digital Drama
Pupils and students draw connections between young teens’
perceptions of digital drama and stereotypes of men
and women on reality TV.
CyberbullyingRelationships Communication Cyberbullying:
Crossing the Line
Pupils and students learn to distinguish good-natured teasing
from cyberbullying.
Creative Credit CopyrightInformation Literacy Rework, Reuse, Remix Pupils and students expand their understanding of fair use, apply
it to case studies, and create an original work of fair use.
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KEY STAGE 4 / 5

YEAR CATEGORY LESSON TITLE DESCRIPTION
Years
10 - 13

Unit 1
Self-Image Identity Digital Life 102 Pupils and students test their knowledge of digital media and
talk about the role media plays in their lives.
Digital Footprint Reputation Oops! I Broadcast It
on the Internet
Pupils and students are introduced to the benefits of sharing
information online and the potential risks of sharing
inappropriate information.
Information LiteracyCreative Credit Copyright Copyrights and Wrongs Pupils and students explore the legal and ethical dimensions
of respecting creative work.
Self-Image IdentityRelationships Communication Feeling On Display Pupils and students reflect on the different pressures teens
face when it comes to editing, posting, and commenting
on photos online.
CyberbullyingRelationships Communication Turn Down the Dial on
Cyberbullying and
Online Cruelty
Pupils and students learn that cruelty can escalate quickly
online because people are often anonymous and posts
spread quickly.
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YEAR CATEGORY LESSON TITLE DESCRIPTION
Years
10 - 13

Unit 2
Self-Image IdentityRelationships Communication My Online Code Pupils and students discuss their understanding of ethical
behaviour and are introduced to the concept of
online ethics.
Self-Image Identity Who Are You Online? Pupils and students explore how they and others represent
themselves online, and the relationship between
online and offline selves.
Information Literacy Building Community Online Pupils and students examine websites that foster
positive community.
Relationships CommunicationDigital Footprint Reputation Overexposed: Sexting
and Relationships
Pupils and students explore the risks and responsibilities
of carrying out romantic relationships in the digital world.
Relationships CommunicationInternet Safety Risky Online Relationships Pupils and students think critically about developing
relationships with people online.
 Download Key Stage 4 / 5 (unit 1 - 4) in either PDF or Microsoft Word.


YEAR CATEGORY LESSON TITLE DESCRIPTION
Years
10 - 13

Unit 3
Information LiteracyCreative Credit Copyright Rights, Remixes,
and Respect
Pupils and students reflect on the differences between taking
inspiration from the creative work of others and appropriating
that work without permission.
CyberbullyingRelationships Communication Taking Perspectives
on Cyberbullying
Pupils and students learn about the dynamics of online cruelty
and how it affects all of the people involved.
Privacy Security What's the Big Deal
about Internet Privacy?
Pupils and students explore the concept of privacy in their
everyday lives, and as it relates to using the Internet.
CyberbullyingInformation Literacy Becoming a Web Celeb Pupils and students explore the upsides and downsides of
becoming famous online, and reflect on whether
the experience can differ for boys and girls.
Digital Footprint Reputation College Bound Pupils and students learn that everything they or anyone
else posts about them online becomes part of a public
online presence known as a digital footprint.
 Download Key Stage 4 / 5 (unit 1 - 4) in either PDF or Microsoft Word.


YEAR CATEGORY LESSON TITLE DESCRIPTION
Years
10 - 13

Unit 4
Digital Footprint Reputation Private Today,
Public Tomorrow
Pupils and students reflect on their responsibility to
protect the privacy of others when posting information
about them online.
Privacy Security Does it Matter Who
Has Your Data?
Pupils and students consider the ways websites and
companies collect data online and utilize it to personalize
content for their users, as well as consider companies’
motives in doing so.
CyberbullyingRelationships Communication Breaking Down
Hate Speech
Pupils and students learn the definition of hate speech
and understand how it affects individuals, groups,
and communities.
Creative Credit CopyrightInformation Literacy Retouching Reality Pupils and students think critically about the different
purposes and contexts of digital image editing.
Information LiteracyCreative Credit Copyright Collective Intelligence Pupils and students consider both the benefits and
drawbacks of using collective intelligence in
different contexts.
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