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Chatting Safely Online (UK)

How do you chat safely with people you meet online?

Games, social media and other online spaces give children and young people opportunities to meet and chat with others outside the confines of their real-life communities. But how well do children and young people actually know the people they're meeting and interacting with? Help learners consider whom they're talking to and the types of information they're sharing online.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Analyse how well they know the people they interact with online.
  • Reflect on what information is safe to share with different types of online friends.
  • Learn to recognise red flag feelings and use the "Feelings & Options" thinking routine to respond to them.
Key Vocabulary: inappropriate  ·  private information  ·  red flag feeling  ·  risky
not acceptable in the situation; not okay
private information:
information about you that can be used to identify you, because it is unique to you (e.g. your full name or your address)
red flag feeling:
when something happens that makes you feel uncomfortable, worried, sad or anxious
potentially harmful to one’s well-being
Relationships & Communication

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips