Privacy and Security 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 personal online information can be used, stored, processed and shared. It offers both behavioural and technical strategies to limit impact on privacy and protect data and systems against compromise.”

Learning Objectives

• I can give reasons why I should only share information with people I choose to and can trust. I can explain that if I’m not sure or I feel pressurised, I should ask a trusted adult.

• I can understand and give reasons why passwords are important.

• I can describe simple strategies for creating and keeping passwords private.

• I can describe how connected devices can collect and share my information with others.

• I can explain what a string password is.

• I can describe strategies for keeping my personal information private, depending on contact.

• I can explain that others online can pretend to be me or other people including my friends. • I can suggest reasons why they might do this.

• I can explain how internet use can be monitored.

• I can create and use strong and secure passwords.

• I can explain how many free apps or services may read and share my personal information (e.g. friends, contacts, likes, images, videos, voice, messages, geolocation) with others.

• I can explain how and why some apps may request or take payment for additional content (e.g. in-app purchases) and explain why I should seek permission from a trusted adult before purchasing.

• I use different passwords for a range of online services.

• I can describe effective strategies for managing those passwords (e.g. password managers, acronyms, stories).

• I know what to do if my password is lost or stolen.

• I can explain what app permissions are and give some examples from the technology and services I use.

• I can describe simple ways to increase privacy on apps and services that provide privacy settings.

• I can describe ways in which some online content targets people to gain money or information illegally; I can describe strategies to help me identify such content. (e.g. scams, phishing).

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Privacy and Security Lesson Plan for Key Stage 2

This topic covers how personal information can be found online and can be re-used, saved and shared by others.

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