Lesson Plans for Early Years (Age 0-4) 2022-23

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About The Lesson Plan

Children in the early years are now more digitally savvy than ever before. Although only just starting to discover what the online world has to offer, it’s so important that they’re taught how to navigate content safely and make sure they have the awareness to raise anything they’re not sure about from a young age.

Purposely developed to make life easier for teachers, our lesson plans for the early years provide you with everything you need to engage and inspire young minds to learn about online safety.

Formed directly in line with the learning objectives from the UKCIS Education for a Connected World Framework, and designed to support statutory curriculum requirements and recommended best practice, our lesson plans include:

  • An easy-to-follow structure with clear objectives, teacher-led activities and independent tasks to support different learning styles
  • Interactive videos to nurture learning through play, exploring and creativity
  • Playful resources to aid and complement lesson plan activities and discussion
  • Keywords and glossary to help prompt topic association and embed classroom learning
  • Key questions and recap ideas to stimulate discussion and independent thought

Developed in line with and to support statutory policy and recommended guidance, including:

  • Education for a Connected World
  • Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education 
  • Teaching online safety in school

Based on the 8 topics outlined in the UKCIS Education for a Connected World Framework

  • Self-image & identity
  • Online relationships
  • Online reputation
  • Online bullying
  • Managing online information
  • Health, wellbeing & lifestyle
  • Privacy & security
  • Copyright & ownership

Lesson Plan Units

Self-image & Identity

This topic covers understanding emotions and responding to scenarios that make them feel uncomfortable online.

Online Relationships

This topic covers ways in which information can be put online and how devices can be used to communicate with others.

Online Reputation

This topic covers ways in which people can use technology to communicate.

Online Bullying

This topic covers recognising negative behaviour online and it’s impact.

Managing Online Information

This topic identifies the different technologies that can be used to access the Internet.

Health, Well-being & Lifestyle

This topic identifies the different technologies that can be used to access the Internet.

Privacy & Security

This topic introduces the types of personal information.

Copyright & Ownership

This topic aims to teach young learners the importance of labelling their work.

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At National Online Safety, our mission is to make the internet a safer place for children by equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers.
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Certified School Programme

Our Whole School Community Approach to Online Safety Training

Our Certified School Programme is a complete solution for schools to implement an effective approach to online safety.

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 2021 guidance.

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Whole School Community Training

CPD accredited training for the whole school community, including, DSLs, teachers, school staff, parents and carers.

Monthly Online Safety Update Service

Supporting schools to stay on top of online safety related news, social media updates, gaming updates and evolving online issues.

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 2021.

NOS Certified School Accreditation

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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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