Non-GCSE – Online safety

Curriculum KS4 Unit


As most learners will already have some form of online presence and familiarity with online spaces, the purpose of this unit is for them to start thinking more critically about how they, and others, conduct themselves online. Learners will also be asked to discuss key debates around the online world, such as the extent of their right to privacy, and which powers should be granted to organisations and states. As much as possible, learners should be encouraged to develop their own ideas and opinions in order to become engaged citizens when it comes to online rights.

Unit guide

Updated: 10 Feb 2023

Learning graph

Updated: 10 Feb 2023


Lesson 1

An introduction to online safety

Lesson 2

Online reputation

Lesson 3

Big data

Lesson 4

Right to privacy

Lesson 5

Data protection

Lesson 6

Fake news

Lesson 7

Illegal content

Lesson 8

Right to access

Lesson 9

The bubble

Lesson 10

Protecting myself online