“Internet Safety is vital in this day and age for children. I am pleased that Google is working to help combat online issues that children face.” Caroline Dinenage 

Local MP, Caroline Dinenage MP, attended a ‘Be Internet Legends’ assembly at St John’s C of E Primary School today.

Google’s ‘Be Internet Legends’ programme focuses on five key themes: being sharp, alert, secure, kind, and brave whilst online. It encourages young people to ensure they use the internet safely, and to report any malicious online activity to ensure it is quickly dealt with. They provide free information and lesson packs for teachers to use in the classroom, and accommodate into their learning.

This assembly focused upon equipping pupils with the essential information to protect themselves online, and especially focused on Internet Safety, Responsible Use of Social Media and Cyber Bullying. Its interactive format was particularly popular with the pupils.

 Commenting on the event, Caroline said:

“The internet and social media are fantastic and exciting places for young people to learn and connect with others, although present ever-growing dangers as these sites develop.

The ‘Be Internet Legends’ team created a highly engaging and informative assembly, providing young people with the necessary information to keep themselves safe online.”

Caroline’s commitment to promoting Internet Safety continues with her Cyber Safety Event on Thursday 7th February between 6:30pm and 7:30pm at Brune Park School.