Computer Science KS3 / KS4: Online Safety

The practicalities of how to stay safe online are explained through everyday activities.

A teenage girl Ada is sitting next to her friend CH (Computer Head), CH starts going through Ada’s purse and here we begin to learn about keywords such as Malware and Phishing.

We also learn about the dangers of placing images on social media and how quickly those images can spread beyond our control.

This clip is from the series How to Think Like a Computer.

Teacher Notes

You could use this clip to link to global events, such as Safer Internet Day.

Discuss what we can look for when using the web/internet to find out if we are safe online.

Recap the SMART Esafety rules.

You could also discuss the contributions of women in IT, such as Ada Lovelace, as the main character is called Ada.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Computer Science at KS3 and KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4 and 5 in Scotland.