Who does this belong to?

Age: 6 - 7 years

Type: Cyber

Curriculum Links to: PSHE, Digital Literacy

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The first of two lessons on the subject of ownership, permissions and the use of digital resources, which are the basics of the ethical use of computers, including data literacy and cyber security.

The activity focuses on the use of familiar real life objects by introducing three key questions:

  • Who owns this?
  • Has the owner allowed/ given permission for someone else to use it?
  • What kind of use is allowed?

After a guided discussion around ownership and permission and recording how different belongings might be used, pupils create a set of class rules around borrowing and using things owned by others, and consider what would and wouldn’t be acceptable use of those things.


  • To know that if someone owns a thing, it belongs to them.
  • To understand that we need permission to use someone else’s things.
  • To say how other people will feel if we use their belongings.


  • Pupils can group things according to ownership.
  • Pupils can explain why they have added things to certain groups.
  • Pupils can say how someone using their things without their permission would make them feel.
  • Pupils can say how someone else would feel if their things were used without their permission.