AGE 13–14Icon UkUk Lesson Plan

Social Media and Digital Footprints: Our Responsibilities (UK)

How does using social media affect our digital footprints?

Social media can be a place to connect, learn and, most of all, share. But how much do children and young people know about what they're sharing -- and not just about themselves, but each other? Help learners think critically about their digital footprints on social media.

See the US version of this resource

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify reasons for using social media and the challenges that often come along with it.
  • Reflect on the responsibilities they have that are related to digital footprints -- both their own and others' -- when they're using social media.
  • Identify ways to make the most of social media while still caring for the digital footprints of themselves and others.
Key Vocabulary: digital footprint  ·  oversharing
digital footprint:
a record of what you do online, including the sites you visit and the things you post; it can also include things that others post that involve you, such as pictures or comments
oversharing:
sharing personal feelings, information or experiences that later make someone feel uncomfortable or regretful
Digital Footprint & Identity

Lesson Plan

55 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips