Chance for Wigan teachers to learn how to prepare primary school children for the digital world

A workshop is being held for teachers in Wigan on Thursday March 5 to highlight the Be Internet Legends programme.

By Charles Graham
Wednesday, 4th March 2020, 10:49 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th March 2020, 10:50 am
The programme has already been to 64 per cent of all primary schools
The programme has already been to 64 per cent of all primary schools

Developed by Google in partnership with Parent Zone - which specialises in digital family life - Be Internet Legends is a free, multifaceted programme designed to teach seven to 11-year-olds the skills they need to be safe and confident online.

The programme has already been to 64 per cent of all primary schools and reached over two million children across the UK.

Through online platforms, PSHE Association-accredited teaching resources, face-to-face workshops and assemblies, and free training resources, Google and Parent Zone are supporting school communities - including pupils, parents and teachers - to learn about online safety together. Google research shows that 96% of teachers believe that children should learn about online safety at home and in school. The CPD-accredited teacher workshop - which will be held at the DW Stadium - will focus on:

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Best practice for online safety education.

How teachers can make the most of the PSHE Association-accredited teaching resources.

Guidance for engaging families, so that parents and carers can continue the conversation at home.

Teachers can find out more and sign up here: parentzone.org.uk/teacherworkshops

“We are delighted to work with teachers in Wigan so they can help children to Be Internet Legends. By getting acquainted with what we believe are the five core areas of online safety, we want to prepare families to have safer and more positive experiences online” said Rosie Luff, Public Policy Manager at Google UK.

“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”, said Vicki Shotbolt, founder and CEO of Parent Zone.