Nick Gibb attended a Google training session for school children called ‘Be Internet Legends’ at Edward Bryant Primary School in Bognor Regis. This is part of a wider campaign, offering primary school teachers across the UK the chance to teach children about internet safety. They offer programmes on some of the most challenging issues that families face in today’s digital world such as issues of self-esteem and body image, mental health, extremism and exploitation.
The assembly covered five main aspects of internet awareness that were important for 7-11 year-olds. It raised the importance of being aware of what is shared online and being alert to scams, creating secure passwords, being kind to others online and talking to adults about any problems or worries they have that come from being online.
Mr Gibb said, "I was delighted to attend a Be Internet Legends assembly at Edward Bryant today and see local children learn the skills they need to explore the opportunities of the internet safely. It is so important that we equip children in all primary schools with digital skills and I am pleased that Google and Parent Zone are becoming involved in this important issue."