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Digital Footprints

Ofcom recently reported that the majority of children under 13 have a profile on at least one social media app or site. 33% of parents of 5-7s said their child had a profile. This rose to 60% for 8-11s.

As children spend more and more time online, what information are they sharing and how might this impact them now and in the future?

Overview

In this lesson, pupils explore what a digital footprint is. They consider what is and isn’t appropriate to share online thinking about the impact of this information both now and in the future. Finally, pupils learn how the law protects their personal information online.

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