Google helps Solihull pupils stay safe online - The Solihull Observer

Google helps Solihull pupils stay safe online

Solihull Editorial 16th Oct, 2019   0

PRIMARY pupils in Solihull joined a team from web giant Google and Meriden MP Caroline Spelman to learn about safe internet use.

Google brought its ‘Be Internet Legends’ campaign to Cheswick Green Primary, helping educate youngsters about staying safe online.

The search engine is using the campaign to encourage 7 to 11-year-olds be ‘safe, confident explorers of the online world’ – through online platforms, teaching resources, face-to-face workshops and assemblies, and free training resources to over 19,000 UK teachers.

A Google spokesperson said: “Be Internet Legends is in partnership with family internet safety experts Parent Zone, and it is accredited by the PSHE Association. The programme has reached over a million children across the UK. It consists of five key pillars, which children in Solihull were taught today, to help them learn the essentials of how to stay safe online.”

Children at Cheswick Green Primary School, Cheswick Way, were also shown Interland – a fun-filled adventure game to make learning about online safety fun and informative. Children learn about avoiding hackers, phishers and bullies practising the skills learnt with the programme.

Rosie Luff, Public Policy Manager at Google UK, said: “We are delighted to visit Cheswick Green 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.”

Vicki Shotbolt, founder and CEO of Parent Zone, said: “It is essential that children learn to think carefully and critically about what they do and see online. Parent Zone has teamed with Google to teach younger children the essential tools they need to become safe and confident online explorers, helping them be resilient, kind and positive in this digital age”,



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