Year 8 Personal Development

Internet Safety and Harms - Autumn Term

First to a Million

  • How pupils can protect themselves, including what to do if something goes wrong.
  • How difficult it is to remove something a user wishes they had not shared.
  • The risks of sharing material online and that removing compromising material can be difficult.
  • The impact of unhealthy or obsessive comparison with others online. Over reliance on on-line relationships including social media
  • Your rights and responsibilities online.
  • How to identify harmful behaviours and where to get help if pupils are affected.

Sharing Nudes

  • How pupils can protect themselves, including what to do if something goes wrong.
  • What is illegal online, especially what may be seen as normal e.g. sexting.
  • Some online behaviours are abusive, they are negative, potentially harmful and sometimes illegal.
  • People can behave differently online to how they would face to face.
  • The risks of sharing material online and that removing compromising material can be difficult.
  • The impact of unhealthy or obsessive comparison with others online. Over reliance on on-line relationships including social media.
  • Your rights and responsibilities online.
  • How to identify harmful behaviours and where to get help if pupils are affected.

Online Hate

  • Extreme behaviour online.
  • Misinformation and being aware of misleading information can be shared inadvertently.
  • The laws protecting and governing what information and opinions can be shared online.
  • The concept of filter bubbles and how content online is targeted towards individuals based on their digital interactions.
  • The impact filter bubbles can have on people‚Äôs actions outside of the online world.
  • How filter bubbles and the content we see online can lead to extreme behaviours.
  • Assessment

Relationships, Sex and Health Education workshops - Spring Term

Healthy Eating

  • What constitutes a healthy diet and the characteristics of an unhealthy diet
  • The role of a balanced diet as part of a healthy lifestyle
  • Food content and risks 
  • What influences decisions about diet and managing eating choices

Respectful versus coercive relationships and consent

  • The characteristics of healthy relationships
  • How some behaviours within a relationship are criminal
  • What constitutes as harassment and violence

Citizenship

  • Laws and the justice system
  • Youth crime
  • Rights and the police
  • Sentencing
  • Punishment
  • Paying for goods and services
  • Borrowing money

Mental Health - Summer Term

The mental health programme is delivered in form time throughout Summer term.