The Internet's Own Boy: Film Guide

Into Film Holding Image
Into Film Holding Image




Short (1-4 activities)

Related calendar events

World Intellectual Property Day
26 April

A film guide that looks at The Internet's Own Boy (2014), the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including ICT, Psychology, Media Studies, Law, PSHE Education and Citizenship in addition to highlighting themes surrounding mental health, technology, life and death, democracy and criminal investigations.

This resource includes

Into Film Holding Image

The Internet's Own Boy Film Guide

A short .pdf of activities focusing on The Internet's Own Boy.

Size: 1.15 MB

Download for free


Information Computing Technology

Design and Technology

Economics and Business



PSHE Education

Media Studies


Got Some Feedback?

We love to hear how educators have used our resources.

Contact us
Group of children watching films in a sports hall

How to Find Films

Whether you have a film club or not, start using film in the classroom today.

Still from training video - kids in class.


Learn how to make the most of film in education with our training programme.

What our educators say

"All of the activities were enjoyed and engaged the children. As a teacher the resources and activities were easy to use and covered a lot of skills. It is a valuable and engaging way to teach and learn literacy. "