Resource

Being An Online Citizen

Research suggests that young people spend 3-5 hours a day online. We often hear reports of the negative impact this can have on their physical and mental health. However, time online can also help them to develop as citizens, to express and explore their political and social interests.

Overview

During this lesson pupils consider their rights and responsibilities as digital citizens, focusing on how the online world can be used as a force for good. Pupils consider what skills, attitudes and attributes citizens need in order to make a positive contribution to their communities and how this can be applied online. The lesson concludes...
To access this content, register for our free School Subscription.

More Community resources

Lessons, Community, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Water: Our Most Precious Resource

In this lesson pupils will learn about the qualities of water and why it is vital to life on Earth.   They will consider the problems facing people who cannot…

Lessons, Health and Wellbeing, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Homelessness

In this lesson pupils will think about what home means to them through writing a poem inspired by the line ‘Home is where the heart is’. They will consider the…

Class Posters, Community, KS1 (ages 5-7)

We Make a Difference in Our Communities (poster)

We know that positive change starts with many small actions. To access this content, register for our free School Subscription.

More Digital Citizenship resources

Classroom Toolkits, Politics and Democracy, Whole school

Controversial issues: guidance for schools

Children are alert to information and images they see in the media. These may graphically influence their view of the world, and not always positively. Graphic images on TV and…

Lessons, Politics and Democracy, KS4 (ages 14-16)

Mock Parliament Debate

Aimed at students in KS4 and 5 (13-18 year old) the pack is designed to be delivered over a two...

Lessons, Digital Citizenship, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Fake News

In this lesson pupils will learn what is meant by ‘fake news’ and the risks that it poses to them and society. Pupils will be introduced to the concept of…

More Politics and Democracy resources

Digital Citizenship, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Being An Online Citizen

During this lesson pupils consider their rights and responsibilities as digital citizens, focusing on how the online world can...

Lessons, Understanding Rules & The Law, KS4 (ages 14-16)

Citizenship: a privilege or a right?

Students research what the law says about the rights of individuals to become UK citizens and critically examine whether...

Lessons, Diversity and Inclusion, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Martin Luther King: Sacrificing All for the Dream

This lesson looks at discrimination against African Americans in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement and how Martin Luther King achieved change through peaceful…

More Social action/Active Citizenship resources

Lessons, Social action/Active Citizenship, Understanding Rules & The Law, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Children’s Rights

In this lesson pupils will learn that there are specific rights for children which are set out in the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child. Pupils will…

Assemblies, Diversity and Inclusion, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Inspirational People – Nelson Mandela

This assembly is an introduction to the life and work of Nelson Mandela. You may like to run it in conjunction with the lesson 'Inspirational People.'    To access this content,…

Lessons, Politics and Democracy, Social action/Active Citizenship, Understanding Rules & The Law, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Why Do We Have Laws?

During this lesson pupils will explore why we need laws and how they are made. They will learn about the different roles of parliament, government and the justice system and consider…

More Understanding Rules & The Law resources

Lessons, Social action/Active Citizenship, Sustainability and the Environment, Understanding Rules & The Law, KS1 (ages 5-7)

Protecting Local Habitats (KS1)

In this lesson pupils will learn the meaning of the word habitat and have an introduction to different habitats that can be found in the UK. Pupils will examine how…

Lessons, Politics and Democracy, KS1 (ages 5-7)

Difficult Decisions

Over a series of short sessions, pupils will have the opportunity to consider simple social and moral dilemmas which may arise in day to day life. Pupils will be encouraged…

Lessons, Understanding Rules & The Law, KS1 (ages 5-7)

The Big Legal Lesson 2022 (Primary)

Our KS1 and 2 resources provide a great introduction to the Rule of Law. Pupils explore questions such as: What is the law and why do we need it? How…

More KS2 (ages 7-11) resources

Lessons, Diversity and Inclusion, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Martin Luther King: Sacrificing All for the Dream

This lesson looks at discrimination against African Americans in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement and how Martin Luther King achieved change through peaceful…

Lessons, Diversity and Inclusion, KS2 (ages 7-11)

My Community

During this lesson pupils consider what we mean by the word community and are challenged to think about all the different community groups they belong to and how it feels…

Certificates, KS1 (ages 5-7)

Considering Other Points of View (certificate)

Our pupil certificates are linked to 12 ethos statements, such as We Consider Other Viewpoints Before Making Up Our Minds. Each statement supports character development and the acquisition of key citizenship…