Alex Cunningham, MP for Stockton North recently took part in a livestream assembly with Frederick Nattrass Primary Academy as part of a wider campaign to help primary school children across the UK become safe and confident explorers of the online world.
Be internet legends is an interactive educational programme offered by Google and Parentzone encouraging children to “Be Internet Legends”. It offers primary teachers across the country access to virtual training on a free PSHE Association accredited curriculum pack which includes a new teaching module on digital wellbeing.
Be Internet Legends focusses on five internet safety pillars which are:
● Being Sharp about what they share
● Being Alert to scams and phishing attacks
● Being Secure by creating strong passwords and looking after their personal information
● Being Kind to others online
● Being Brave by talking to trusted adults when they come across something they’re not sure about.
There are lots of free resources available for download which can be accessed at g.co/beinternetlegends. As well as this, there are virtual workshops ran in collaboration with Google and Parent Zone for teachers to help make the most of these resources. These can be accessed at parentzone.org.uk/onlineworkshops
“It was my pleasure to take part in the livestream assembly with Frederick Nattrass Primary Academy as part of this extremely valuable campaign to support children in being safe online. Hopefully other primary schools in my Stockton North constituency will join in with this fantastic campaign and I’ll be happy to join in alongside them too.”
“I often make visits into primary schools and it was brilliant to find a way to still be able to engage with the young people of my constituency despite the ongoing health crisis.”
“As the world grows more digital, it is vital our children and young people know how to remain safe online. This project as it offers an exciting way for children to learn about internet safety and I would highly recommend taking part.”