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.
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”