Year 9 lessons
Session 1: Mobile phone products
Students compare the value of different mobile phone contracts and how to make sound financial choices.
Session 2: Cryptocurrency
Understand what cryptocurrencies are and how they compare with traditional money.
Session 3: Financial exploitation
Students explore the effects of financial exploitation, including what money mules are, ways to protect themselves and how to recognise signs of exploitation.
Session 4: Online gaming
This lesson explores the costs of in-app purchasing, including a maths moment converting gaming currencies, and ways to manage spending when gaming.
Session 5: Online safety
Students learn to recognise different types of online scams and ways to identify and avoid them.
Session 6: Pocket money debate
In the final lesson students apply their learning to a debate activity, to discuss the motion “all young people have pocket money”. Students will use prompt questions and a FT article to assess whether young people can be financially responsible.