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Dudley MP Ian Austin attended a ‘Be Internet Legends” assembly at Bramford Primary this morning, an educational program aimed at 7-11 year-olds to help them be safe on the internet.

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Internet safety experts Parent Zone and Google have been working together for a number of years to find the most fun, engaging and effective ways to prepare children to have a safe and positive experience online. Working in close collaboration with a range of experts, they identified five internet safety pillars: staying Sharp about what they share online, being Alert to online scams, keeping personal information Secure with strong passwords, being Kind to others and being Brave by talking to trusted adults when they come across any problems online. And, starting in 2019, Be Internet Legends will also address wellbeing and screen-time.

Last year more than 120,000 children took part in the program on how to stay safe online.

Rosie Luff, online safety public policy manager at Google, said:

“We are delighted to visit Bramford Primary School today to help teach children about how to Be Internet Legends. By getting acquainted with what we believe are the five core areas of online safety, we want to prepare children to have a safe and positive experience online”.

Ian Austin said:

“Parents in Dudley are rightly concerned about what their kids can view, and how they behave, on the internet in this digital age.

“It’s a relatively new problem facing young people and it’s essential that they learn from a young age how to stay safe online.

“I’m really glad that Parent Zone and Google have come to Dudley to run this assembly, it would be great to see more school signing up to take part so more young people can benefit from this program”

Austin attends Google internet safety lesson for Bramford School Pupils

Dudley MP Ian Austin attended a ‘Be Internet Legends” assembly at Bramford Primary this morning, an educational program aimed at 7-11 year-olds to help them be safe on the internet....

Dudley MP Ian Austin wants to see more home aids and adaptations provided to people with Arthritis.

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Over half of the 17.8 million people in the UK with arthritis and related conditions live with pain every single day.

The impact is huge as the condition slowly intrudes on everyday life – affecting someone’s ability to work, care for their family and live independently.

Arthritis and related conditions are the biggest cause of pain and disability in the UK, resulting in over 30 million working days lost every year.

For people with arthritis and related conditions, aids and adaptations can be life changing, helping them to remain independent and reducing the need for more expensive support services.

Ian Austin said:

Aids and adaptations in the home can help people with arthritis to maintain their quality of life and remain independent for longer, reducing the need for more expensive care services.

“However, research from Versus Arthritis shows that many people with arthritis aren’t benefitting from this help.

“That’s why I’m urging the Government to ensure that people with Arthritis get the aids and support they need to keep independent.”

Dudley MP Ian Austin supports aids and adaptations for people with arthritis

Dudley MP Ian Austin wants to see more home aids and adaptations provided to people with Arthritis.

On the tenth anniversary of the Autism Act 2009, Dudley MP Ian Austin is calling for better Autism awareness.

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The Act placed requirements on Ministers to publish an autism strategy and provided statutory guidance for local authorities and local health bodies on supporting the needs of people with autism.

The strategy focused on increasing awareness and understanding of autism; developing a clear pathway for diagnosis and personalised needs assessments; and helping people with autism into work.

Ian Austin said:  

“Securing an early diagnosis is fundamental to ensuring that people with autism, and their families, can access the right support.

“However, research from the NAS has found that people are waiting years for an autism diagnosis and a survey by Public Health England found that in one local authority waiting times stood at 125 weeks.

“That’s why I’m calling on the Government to improve diagnosis, treatment and support for people with autism, and put an end to social isolation to ensure that people with autism can access the whole of their community.”

Dudley MP Ian Austin calls for better Autism awareness

On the tenth anniversary of the Autism Act 2009, Dudley MP Ian Austin is calling for better Autism awareness.


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