Lesson Plans for Year 8 (Age 12-13) 2023-24

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Everything you need to engage and inspire young minds to learn about online safety

Teenagers now are more digitally savvy than ever before. At this age, they’re becoming independent digital citizens and technology is often integral to their lives, so it’s important that they’re taught how to navigate content safely and make sure they have the confidence and awareness to raise anything they’re not sure about.

Purposely developed to make life easier for teachers, our lesson plans for year 8 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
  • Complementary videos to support understanding and encourage further research
  • Fun 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 debate 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