Self Image and Identity Lesson Plan for Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11) 2021-22

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As described in the UKCCIS ‘Education for a Connected World’ framework, this unit “explores the differences between online and offline identity beginning with self-awareness, shaping online identities and how media impacts on gender and stereotypes. It identifies effective routes for reporting and support and explores the impact of online technologies on self-image and behaviour.”

Learning Objectives

  • I can explain what is meant by the term ‘identity’.
  • I can explain how I can represent myself in different ways online.
  • I can explain ways in which and why I might change my identity depending on what I am doing online (e.g. gaming, using an avatar, social media).
  • I can explain how my online identity can be different to the identity I present in ‘real life’. • Knowing this I can describe the right decisions about how I interact with others and how others perceive me.
  • I can explain how identity online can be copied, modified or altered.
  • I can demonstrate reasonable choices about my online identity, depending on context.
  • I can describe ways in which media can shape ideas about gender.
  • I can identify messages about gender roles and make judgements based on them.
  • I can challenge and explain why it is important to reject inappropriate messages about gender online.
  • I can describe issues online that might make me and others feel sad, worried, uncomfortable or frightened. I know and can give examples of how I might get help, both on and offline.
  • I can explain why I should keep asking until I get the help I need.

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Self Image and Identity Lesson Plan for Key Stage 2

This topic teaches pupils about the differences between their online and offline identity.

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