Free e-safety lesson plan for KS2 and KS3

Supporting teachers to deliver cyber safety for Years 5-8, this lesson plan resource uses the fresh new techniques of Design Thinking, engaging students in creative problem solving.

This free Cyber Ready toolkit offers a solution-based approach to solving problems and covering core issues. It provides tools and methods needed to build e-safety awareness amongst your students as well as how to solve problems collaboratively. The lesson is intended as an extension to your current activities around esafety and digital health, resilience and creativity.

There is one lesson plan that can be used to teach up to five different topics:

  • Confidence to speak up when you’ve made a mistake online
  • The negative impact of cyberbullying
  • Sharing personal information online
  • Feeling helpless after a cyberbullying incident
  • The benefits of balancing time spent on and offline

This resource also comes with an accompanying PowerPoint toolkit so the student’s solutions can also be incorporated in your ICT lesson.

The primary outcome for pupils should be an awareness of cyber and esafety issues, with the secondary outcome being exposure to new problem-solving techniques (Design Thinking). It will enable students to come up with their own solution to solve problems and gain creative confidence because they followed a process that allowed them to be the leaders and decision makers.

With the Inspectorate looking to see a structured approach and The Department for Education making the reforms statutory in September 2020, the digital ‘Cyber Ready’ toolkit provides a forward thinking solution to support you through the changes.


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Created: Jun 5, 2019

Updated: Jun 14, 2019

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