Social Media and the Law

KS3: ages 11-14KS4: ages 14-16KS5: ages 16+Website

Ofcom reports that 74% of young people aged 12-15 have a social media profile. Last year 68% of young people surveyed reported receiving abusive messages online, whilst 69% of young people admitted to having done something abusive. [1]

Do your students understand what their rights and responsibilities are online and the potential legal consequences of their actions?  Could you confidently explain them?

Our FREE social media and the law resource can help you do just that.  The lesson provides a full overview of the law regarding social media and challenges young people to test the law in a number of real life scenarios.  During the course of the lesson students explore the types of offences that people are committing (whether knowingly or not), the types of punishments that have received and the potential dangers involved in restricting what people post.



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