AGE 8–9Icon UkUk Lesson Plan

Your Rings of Responsibility (UK)

How do digital citizens take responsibility for themselves, their communities and their world?

Teaching digital citizenship is all about helping children think beyond themselves and recognise the ripple effects of their actions. Personal responsibility is important, but understanding their responsibilities to others can help children unlock new ways to learn and connect with their communities -- and even change those communities for the better.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Examine both online and in-person responsibilities.
  • Describe the "Rings of Responsibility" as a way to think about how our behaviour affects ourselves and others.
  • Identify examples of online responsibilities to others.
Key Vocabulary: community  ·  digital citizen  ·  responsibility
a group of people who share the same interests or goals
digital citizen:
someone who uses technology responsibly to learn, create and participate
a duty you have to yourself or others
Media Balance & Well-Being

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

Bowl of water and a coin ·  Masking tape (for marking rings on your classroom floor) ·  Crayons, coloured pencils or markers  

Classroom resources

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips