Digital Citizenship (Year 4) The Power of Words


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand that it’s important to think about the words we use, because everyone interprets things differently.
  • Identify ways to respond to mean words online, using S-T-O-P.
  • Decide what kinds of statements are OK to say online and which are not.

Key Vocabulary

empathy: to imagine the feelings that someone else is experiencing

interpret: to understand something based on our point of view

Class discussion.

The teacher will say hello in different tones. Which emoji fits the tone.

Why do you think those other players said those things to Guts?


Which of these things is ok to say?

“You are an idiot.”

“I’m having a party and you’re not invited.”

“I like your new haircut.”

“Thanks for the advice. Next time, would you mind telling me in person rather than by texting?”

“Did you finish your homework?”

Unplugged practical task:

Draw a list of words that can have more than one meaning.

For example. Go. Do you mean start or do you mean go away?

Also remeber your Digital Footprint

Be careful what you share online. Do not share your private information.

Extra video

Related practical task

E-volve on Digital Passport by Common Sense Education

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