Giles Watling. Member of Parliament for Clacton recently attended a Google and Parent Zone Be Internet Legends assembly at Great Clacton CofE Junior School in Clacton. Be Internet Legends is a completely free programme designed for Key Stage 2 children to help them become safer online explorers.

The assemblies are part of a wider campaign offering primary school teachers across the UK the chance to order a PSHE Association-accredited Be Internet Legends scheme of work for free. The curriculum packs include lesson plans, information for parents and certificates for children, to encourage them to be safer and more confident online explorers.

The Be Internet Legends programme has reached over a million children across the UK and it is great that the pupils of Clacton will be included in this number.  The resources from the assembly are available to view together with more information about Be Internet Legends here.

Giles said:

“I was delighted to attend a Be Internet Legends assembly and see local children learn the skills they need to explore the opportunities of the internet more safely. The assembly was not only great fun for the children but it was teaching pupils a very important message, be safe online.   It is so important that we equip children in Clacton with digital skills and I am pleased that Google and Parent Zone are leading the way on this important issue.”

Google quote:

“We are delighted to visit Great Clacton Junior 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.” Rosie Luff, online safety public policy manager.

Parent Zone quote:

“It is essential that, from a young age, children learn to think carefully and critically about what they see and do online. Parent Zone has teamed with Google to teach children the tools they need to keep them safer, spot scams and unkind behaviour and to understand how their online actions can affect others. These are vital skills for being more confident in the digital age”. Vicki Shotbolt CEO