AGE 11–12Icon UkUk Lesson Plan

Don't Feed the Phish (UK)

How can you protect yourself from phishing?

Internet scams are part of being online today, but many children and young people might not be aware of them. How do we help our learners avoid being tricked into clicking malicious links or giving out private information? Use this lesson to help children and young people avoid online identity theft and phishing schemes.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Compare and contrast identity theft with other kinds of theft.
  • Describe different ways that identity theft can occur online.
  • Use message clues to identify examples of phishing.
Key Vocabulary: identity theft  ·  internet scam  ·  phishing  ·  private information  ·  shortened URL
identity theft:
a type of crime in which your private information is stolen and used for criminal activity
internet scam:
an attempt to trick someone, usually with the intention of stealing money or private information
when someone poses as an institution, like a bank or school, and sends you a personalised message asking you to provide private information
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)
shortened URL:
a web address that has been condensed and which could mislead a user into going into a risky website
Privacy & Security

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • How to Catch a Phish Handout Teacher Version
  • Trick Question! Practice Quiz Handout
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips