Amber impresses need for internet safety

Local Primary School pupils were given a lesson in how to stay safe online, after Google visited Hastings.

Local MP Amber Rudd organised the event at Rye Community Primary School, which saw the school come together to learn about internet safety from experts.

Amber Rudd said, “I was delighted to see the enthusiasm and energy of the Google trainers which really engaged the pupils, impressing them with these important messages of how to stay safe online. It is clearly as vital to protect children in the online world as much as in the real world given the popularity of social media. I will continue to promote this initiative as I visit schools across the constituency.”

Aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils (7 – 11 years old), “Be Internet Legends” is designed to prepare children to have a safe and positive experience online. The training draws attention to being Sharp about what we share online, Alert to scams, the importance of a Secure password, being Kind with others online, and being Brave by talking to adults about problems.  “Be Internet Legends” has been designed to be fun, engaging and effective, and has now been delivered to over 120,000 children across the UK.

 

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Notes to the Editor:

  • Amber is pictured at the Be Internet Legends assembly with pupils from Rye Community Primary School.