School pupils become 'internet legends' - The Leamington Observer

School pupils become 'internet legends'

Leamington Editorial 11th Nov, 2018   0

CONNECTED pupils at St Nicholas Primary School in Kenilworth got the chance to become ‘Internet Legends’ at a special assembly delivered by Google as part of its online safety programme.

Kenilworth MP Jeremy Wright joined the youngsters to learn more about how the school is helping pupils understand the potential dangers of the internet and how to keep themselves safe when online.

Pupils were taken on an online adventure designed to teach key lessons of internet safety through games, challenges and quizzes.

They learned about recognising phishing emails, how to judge whether a website was genuine and secure, and ways to deal with cyberbullying.




At the end of the session pupils pledged to act as Internet Legends, taking what they had learned home with them and sharing it with someone else.

Headteacher Louise Mohacsi said: “In today’s rapidly changing digital world it’s essential to educate children to be responsible, safe and considerate online citizens.”


Mr Wright, who is Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said: “The internet is an amazing resource but it has dangers for children who don’t understand the risks. This programme helps to ensure that they do.”

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