AGE 7–8Icon UkUk Lesson Plan

Digital Trails (UK)

What information is OK to have in your digital footprint?

Does what you do online always stay online? Learners understand that the information they share online leaves a digital footprint or "trail". Depending on how they manage it, this trail can be big or small and harmful or helpful.

Learners compare different trails and think critically about what kinds of information they want to leave behind.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Learn that the information they share online leaves a digital footprint or "trail".
  • Explore what information is OK to be shared online.
Key Vocabulary: digital footprint  ·  permanent  ·  private information  ·  trail
digital footprint:
a record of what you do online, including the sites you visit and the things you share
permanent:
something that lasts forever
private information:
information about you that can be used to identify who you are
trail:
a path or track that someone can follow
Digital Footprint & Identity

Lesson Plan

40 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips