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ePassport secondary 'e-safety'


Langley Grammar School have provided lesson outlines and the corresponding resources to enable you to teach this scheme of work. The resources have been compressed (zipped) together by lesson number. These compressed files can be found on the lessons download page:

Lesson 1 – Introduction to e-safety


Pupils are to bring example leaflets e.g. pizza advert or local tourist adverts etc.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify what we already know about e-safety.
  2. Discuss and evaluate the video clip (good and bad).  


Make notes about what they pupils already know about e-safety. Pupils should use a mind mapping tool (freemind). For further details and a link to download this free tool, please visit: Recommended software page. We will use this at the end of the module to compare with what they have learnt.

Task 1:

Explain to the pupils that they are designing and making a leaflet on the behalf of the School to promote e-safety with younger children.
  • All the work will be evaluated by year six pupils from local, regional, national or even global primary schools.
  • There is a competition for the best leaflets in the class (as voted by the primary school pupils), with the winners getting a certificate, maybe their work will be taken home and used by the primary school pupils.

Task 3a:

Discuss the importance of e-safety and how to stay safe online.

Task 3b:

Make notes about what they have learnt in todays lesson. Pupils should use a mind mapping tool (freemind).


Random thoughts... staying safe on the internet is like...

Lesson 2 – Researching the importance of e-safety


Pupils are to use the research last lesson and the work done in this lesson to plan on paper their e-safety leaflet. Pupils should focus their leaflet on one aspect of e-safety covered in this lesson. G&T pupils may wish to attempt more.
Remember: Demonstrate to pupils how to fold a sheet of A4 paper in half and half again. Highlight how the fold works. Get pupils to use the Reminder Card Design.doc worksheet as a guide to help them.
How to fold a piece of paper to make a leaflet





  1. undrstand what SMART stands for.
  2. choose the focus of their leaflet and research the content of their leaflet.
  3. understand the ifference between vector and bitmap.


Review previous learning by going through SMART rules. S = Safe,  M = Meeting, A = Accepting, R = Reliable, T = Tell. Get pupils to relate the SMART to the 5 Ws e.g. who, what, when, where, why. Pupils should update their mind maps on researching e-safety from last lesson.
SMART and 5Ws 

Task 1:

Teacher should mix up and redistribute the leaflets brought into school as homework.
Open and complete the AFL-LeafletDesign.doc.

Task 2:

Pupils are to pick an aspect of e-safety:

  • Chat room
  • Safe social netwoking
  • Online gaming
  • Instant messaging
  • Downloading files

Using the following website: ( Souce: accessed: 1st September 2010 @ 1:30pm) pupils are to continue researching how to stay safe online. Pupils should update their research mind maps to show what they have learnt.


Show pupils the presentation: What’s in an image.ppt and the presentation: Bitmap vs. vector.ppt

Pupils to save relevant pictures off the internet or find clipart images they will support their research.


Pupils to peer assess the quality of the images that fellow pupils plan to use. The peer assessor is checking that the images selected are vector and not bitmap by opening them in preview and zooming in on them. OR point pupils in the direction of the ThinkUknow website: ( ) to explain that there is more information to help them research their leaflet and hints and tips to stay safe online.


Lesson 3 – Introduction to DTP


Pupils are to finish their logos in Microsoft Publisher for their e-safety leaflet.. (remind pupils to group the objects into one layer before saving)

Learning objectives:

1.     Understand the role of logos in advertising.
2.     Use the order and group tools in a DTP.
3.     Design and make own logo which is suitable for the audience.


Show pupils a selection of well known brand logos. Try to pick ones with well known slogans. Show the logos in turn. Ask pupils to write down the names and the matching slogan.

Task 1:

Open and complete the document called: Practice and Practice
Demonstrate or use the independent learning videos for the object ordering tool and the objects group tool.

Task 2:

Pupils are to now create their own logos for their leaflet using text, images and shapes. Remind pupils to group and save their new logos. Remind pupils that the logos should relate to the e-safety topic e.g. a computer surfing a wave or a computer stuck in a web. Also, the logo design should be suitable for the audience.


Open and begin to complete the WordBank&Search.doc. Pupils are to identify the missing words in the word bank before finding them in the word search.


Peer assessent of their logo designs. How could they make them better? Have they correctly ordered and grouped the objects that make up the logo.

Lesson 4 - Advanced DTP (Page 1)


Pupils are to write up their research for pages two, three and four of the leaflet so that it is suitable for their audience and the their type of writing style.  

Learning Objective:

  1. Create a leaflet with four pages.
  2. Use advanced features of a DTP to design a cover page.  
  3. Recognise and use different writing styles in their leaflet.


Open lesson starter presentation: Human dictionary.ppt (Audience, Purpose and Writing style... to inform: to explain, to entertain, to advise, to persuade, etc.). Review pupils answers about writing styles by looking at the BBC Bytesize website.

Task 1:

Pupils are to create the front cover and four blank pages to their leaflet based on their paper designs.
  • Pupils watch the video ‘01 New Leaflet Document (4 Pages)’
  • Pupils create four page leaflet.
  • Pupils make front cover by investigating the other functions and features of the application.

Task 2:

Demonstrate to pupils how to copy and paste their logos into their leaflets.
Pupils are to copy, paste and resize their logos placing a copy of the logo in each page.

Task 3:

Pupils are to create their cover page based on their paper based designs.

Extension task:

Pupils are to begin writing up their research for pages two, thee and four of the leaflet so that it is suitable for the audience.  


Use the independent learning videos to play what happens next... pick a point in the learning video at random then play 5 to 10 seconds before pressing pause. Then ask pupils to write down or draw on personal whiteboards what happens next e.g. the next stage in the sequence is...



Lesson 5 – Advanced DTP (Pages 2 - 4)


Pupils are to finish their e-safety leaflet for next lesson.  

Learning objective:

  1. Use previously learnt skills to complete the leaflet. 
  2. Investigate new skills which could be suitable for the audience.
  3. Evaluate work completed by peers.


DTP features bingo. Get pupils to write down 10 features or tools of DTP. Class teacher randomly lists 10 features or tools that come to mind from the last two DTP lessons. When the first pupil has all 10 features or tools then they are the winner.  

Task 1:

Pupils are to create pages 2 - 4 based on their homework and the paper based designs.

Task 2:

Begin by demostrating or using the independent learning videos how to layout a page using text boxes. Remind pupils that balance of text and images is important. Pupils are to add text boxes and content to the pages. 

Task 3:

Encourage pupils to use the skills learnt last lesson to complete the design of their leaflet. If pupils want to investigate other suitable advanced features (tools) via trial and error or additional learning videos then great!

Task 4:

Before completing this project, the teacher needs to allocate each pupil a number which he/she needs to record to enable the year six pupil feedback to reach the pupil. Pupils should place this number on the back page of the leaflet.   


Divide the class into groups of 5.
Open ESafetyLeaflet Evaluation.doc and starter.ppt
Pupils must score the leaflets in order of 1-5, 1 being the favourite of the group (the whole group has to agree with the scoring). Complete the E-Safety Leaflet Evaluation sheet (VLE).
Then feedback to the class why they scored the leaflets in that particular order.


Lesson 6 - Evaluation and annotation


Pupils are to print their leaflet to be posted to local primary school or emailed to the class teacher. The annotated leaflet and project evaluation for marking by the ICT teacher should be printed and handed in next lesson.

Learning objective:

  1. Annotate their own leaflet.
  2. Evaluate their own leaflet against a set of criteria.
  3. Demonstrate what they have learnt in the unit.


Reopen and continue completing the WordBank&Search.doc. Pupils are to use what they have learnt in the last two lessons to identify the missing words in the word bank before finding them in the word search.

Task 1:

Pupils watch the independent learning video called: How to annotate your choices, on how to electronically annotate their work using screenshots and word processor.  Encourage G&T pupils to colour code their text boxes to show what they are happy with (green) and what they are less happy with (orange).  Pupils are to record on their annotated work the following:
  • What they did (point out features or tools used)
  • Why they did it (choices)
  • How they did it (some limited step-by-step)

Task 2:

Complete the project evaluation worksheet called: Project_Evaluation.doc 


Update the mind map started at the start of this module on e-safety and using the internet show what they have learnt. Pupils should use a different colour to clearly show what they have learnt. (Pupils should not use the research mind maps to help them as you want to see what they can remember).

Lesson 7 – P4C



Learning objective:

1.       Philosophy for children.


Show pupils the video chatguide_ks3.avi OR Show pupils the BBC Newsround: Caught in the web ( ).
For details on how to run a philosophy for children lesson please refer to the G&T working party - presentating P4C.doc
Example questions pupils might come up with?
·         Should facebook be banned.
·         Should the police be able to see all private communication.


Learning objectives:

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