Non-GCSE – Lesson 8 – Right to access

Curriculum KS4 Unit Lesson

Not all internet regulation is the removal of illegal content; some of it may instead be considered censorship. In this lesson, learners will build on their previous discussion of the difficulties in regulating online content, but this time they will focus on how to decide what should and should not be illegal. They will compare the UK context to that of other countries and debate the rights that individuals should have to access content online.

Learning objectives

  • Discuss how we decide what content should be illegal
  • Compare UK laws with those in other countries
  • Debate the right to access information in the context of safety concerns online already discussed in this unit
  • Discover different technologies used to access and share information online

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