Lloyds Bank’s SHIELD code: Playing Safely Online


This standalone lesson and its accompanying assembly have been designed around the Lloyds Bank ‘SHIELD’ campaign, an easy-to-remember acronym for video game players to abide by to reduce the risk of them falling victim to fraud, and the Guardian of the Game Players Code, a visual representation of this fraud prevention advice, with a particular focus on how to minimise the risk of being a victim of fraud through various activities.

The lesson resources are split into four parts including an assembly which can be used to introduce the topic or as a piece of formative assessment. Part 1 is an assembly that introduces fraud. Part 2 demonstrates that learners should be aware of reading things carefully before actioning instructions via an unplugged worksheet. Part 3 sees learners imitating the role of a scammer with the aim of trying to use que cards to extract personal information from their peers without being noticed. The person who gets the most information wins! Part 4 delivers the main lesson content that will provide learners with a foundational understanding of fraud and concludes with learners demonstrating their new awareness by creating posters around the SHIELD campaign. 

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Guidance for teachers

Suitable for: Key stage 2 (KS2), key stage 3 (KS3)

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