Online Relationships Lesson Plan for Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)

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About The Lesson Plan

As described in the UKCCIS ‘Education for a Connected World’ framework, this unit “explores how technology shapes communication styles and identifies strategies for positive relationships in online communities. It offers opportunities to discuss relationships and behaviours that may lead to harm and how positive online interaction can empower and amplify voice.”

Learning Objectives

• I can describe ways people who have similar likes and interests can get together online.

• I can give examples of technology-specific forms of communication (e.g. emojis, acronyms, text speak).

• I can explain some risks of communications online with others I don’t know well.

• I can explain why I should be careful who I trust online and what information I can trust them with.

• I can explain how my and others’ feelings can be hurt by what is said or written online.

• I can explain why I can take back my trust in someone or something if I feel nervous, uncomfortable or worried.

• I can explain what it means to ‘know someone’ online and why this might be different to knowing someone in real life.

• I can explain what is meant by ’trusting someone online.’ I can explain why this is different to ‘liking someone online.’

• I can describe strategies for safe and fun experiences in a range of social environments.

• I can give examples of how to be respectful to others online.

• I can explain that there are some people I communicate with online who may want to do me or my friends harm. I can recognise that this is not my / our fault.

• I can make positive contributions and be part of online communities.

• I can describe some of the communities in which I am involved and describe how I collaborate with others positively.

• I can show that I understand my responsibilities for the wellbeing of others in my online social group.

• I can explain how impulsive and rash communications online may cause problems (e.g. flaming, content produced in live streaming).

• I can demonstrate how I would support others (including those who we are having difficulties) online.

• I can demonstrate ways of reporting problems online for both myself and my friends.

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Online Relationships Lesson Plan for Key Stage 2

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