Lesson Plan Bundle for Key Stage 4 (Age 14-18) 2021-22

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About The Lesson Plan

Brand new for 2021-22, ‘Let’s talk online safety’ explainer videos for every topic area!

Developed in line with and to support statutory policy and recommended guidance

Our brand-new lesson plans are directly aligned to and support the:

  • UKCIS ‘Education for a Connected World’ framework
  • DfE ‘Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education’ statutory curriculum
  • DfE ‘Teaching online safety in school’ guidance

Our key stage 4 lesson plans have been designed to make your online safety lessons fun and engaging for your pupils. We understand that every school, every teacher and every pupil is different, so we’ve made it really easy for you to pick and choose activities to fit into your timetable.

With a strong focus on helping to develop pupil’s abilities to manage information, problem solve and improve decision-making, our activities have been developed specifically for children aged between 14 and 16.

Based on the 8 topics outlined in the UKCIS “Education for a Connected World” Framework, our lesson plans cover:

  • Self-Image & Identity
  • Online Relationships
  • Online Reputation
  • Online Bullying
  • Managing Online Information
  • Health, Wellbeing & Lifestyle
  • Privacy & Security
  • Copyright & Ownership

How do they work?

Clear, concise and easy to follow

All of the KS4 lesson plans provide a clear and easy to follow structure for teachers to follow. Each topic area has defined learning outcomes and key words that children need to be aware of. Our activities engage different learning styles with clear lesson objectives and questions that help teachers to direct conversations, encourage pupil discussion and inspire independent thinking.

What’s included?

‘Let’s talk online safety’ explainer videos

Our lesson plans also include brand-new ‘Let’s talk online safety’ explainer videos that deliver snappy, bite-size information around some of the biggest topics in each area.

  • Short, clear, relevant and delivered in an engaging and age-appropriate manner
  • Aligned with key learning outcomes and objectives, aiding debate and discussion within class
  • Delivered with students in mind, providing information, advice and support that young people today can relate to

Downloadable Lesson Pack

Featuring a range of age-appropriate activities designed to inspire learning potential in pupils aged 14-16, teachers will receive our downloadable lesson packs to help structure and embed classroom learning.

  • Easy to download and easy to navigate, our lesson packs can be easily embedded into online safety classroom learning.
  • Defined learning objectives and outcomes, with clear beginning and end point assessments and progression points through the lesson plans.
  • Signposting throughout to different websites, articles, videos and other online resources to help immerse pupils in thinking about online safety.

Lesson Plan Units

Copyright Law

This module helps students understand the terms ‘copyright’ and ‘ownership’ in respect of online content, and will explain the laws governing copyright and ownership. As a result, pupils will learn how to protect the work that they create and be able...

Malware, Ransomware and Spyware

This module covers how personal information can be found online and can be used, saved and shared by others. As a result, students will be able to understand and implement behavioural and technical strategies to help keep their personal information p...

Online Bullying

Online bullying is any form of bullying that takes place through the use of technology. Online bullying is different to physical bullying, but the effects can be just as damaging. The internet offers a level of anonymity which can provide individuals...

Online Hate

There are many different sites and platforms that children and young people use to build and maintain relationships. As more sites, apps and games rise to the surface and adopt new communication features, forming new friendships has become much easie...

Social Media Influencers

Students will understand what is meant by the term ‘self image, identity and body image’ and the role they play online. They will be able to explain why people experiment and edit their image online and provide reasons for why they might wish to do t...

Social Pressures

This unit covers the negative impacts that technology can have on a person’s health, wellbeing and lifestyle. As a result, students will be able to understand and implement strategies for keeping safe and healthy.

The Motives Behind Fake News

This unit helps students understand how online information is found, viewed and interpreted. As a result, pupils will learn ‘strategies for effective searching, critical evaluation and ethical publishing’.

Trolling

This unit introduces the concept of ‘online reputation’, including how people make judgements based on your online activity and how your online reputation can impact your, and others’ reputation in real life. Students will know and learn effective st...

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It has been designed by education professionals to meet the statutory online safety safeguarding duties outlined in the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) September 2020 guidance.

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Whole School Community Training

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Monthly Online Safety Update Service

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Meet DfE Statutory Safeguarding Requirements

Designed by education professionals to meet the statutory online safety statutory duties outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) September 2020.

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Dedicated Online Safety eLearning Hub

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Resources, Lesson Plans and Parent Guides

Access to our Resource Hub containing over 50 platform guides and lesson plans in online safety.

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