Non-GCSE – Lesson 1 – An introduction to online safety

Curriculum KS4 Unit Lesson

This lesson is designed to set the context in which online safety will be discussed and get learners considering their own online safety. In it, learners will be introduced to the online security threats that feature in this unit. Learners will engage critically with these concepts by considering the level of threat each poses. In small groups, they will then be asked to consider how exposed typical online behaviour is to online security threats. Finally, they will use their own experience to discuss how to protect themselves from online safety threats.

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the main safety concerns of being online
  • Reflect on online activity from a safety perspective

Package contents

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  • Homework