You’re the Jury - Cyber/Online Safety

Age: 7 - 9 years

Type: Cyber

Curriculum Links to: PSHE, Digital Literacy

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Two video clips are included in this presentation. Link directly via your internet connection from the PPT slide, or download from the resource link beforehand.


This lesson sees the classroom turned into a courtroom as pupils hear several cyber-crime court cases. Pupils take on the roles of judge, barristers and members of the jury as they determine whether the defendant has broken the law, the sentence they could receive and the impact on victims of their crimes.

There are a further two extension lessons where pupils use what they have learnt to plan and go on to film TV adverts to discourage the misuse of computers. They will use computational thinking concepts and approaches as they create a storyboard and later film their adverts.

Lesson 2. Planning our adverts and Lesson 3. Filming our adverts


Lesson 1

  • I can understand some of the law around what it is illegal to do with computers
  • I can give examples of activities which break the law using computers
  • I can identify the victims of cyber crimes

Lesson 2 (optional extension)

  • I can identify the important information to include in our advert
  • I can decompose our advert

Lesson 3 (optional extension)

  • I can use my storyboard and film our TV advert
  • I can edit my TV advert (if required)
  • I can evaluate my TV advert


Informal teacher assessment of understanding through lesson and assessment of the pupils’ ‘Verdict record sheets’.

Key understanding to assess:

Lesson 1

  • Do pupils understand some of what it is illegal to do with a computer?
  • Can pupils identify illegal activities which use computers?
  • Can pupils explain which part of the law has been broken?
  • Can pupils identify the victims of cyber crimes?
  • Do pupils know the typical sentences associated with some cyber crimes?

Lesson 2

  • Can pupils identify the key information to include in their advert?
  • Can pupils decompose their advert to create their storyboard algorithm?
  • Do pupils’ storyboards include the key information?
  • Do pupils’ advert plans meet the features of the success criteria?

Lesson 3

  • Can pupils work in groups to create an advert?
  • Can pupils use the hardware and software to film and edit their adverts?
  • Do pupils’ adverts match their storyboards?
  • Can pupils evaluate their adverts against the success criteria?


This lesson in your curriculum

Court room  Lesson 1

Curriculum aims

  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

Curriculum Subject content

  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour


  • In years 3 and 4, pupils should become more familiar with and confident in using language...including through drama

Planning our TV adverts  Lesson 2

Curriculum aims

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including algorithms

Curriculum subject content

  • solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • design a range of content that accomplishes given goals

Filming our TV adverts – Lesson 3

Curriculum subject content

  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create content that accomplish given goals