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Spalding primary school helps pupils to be 'internet alert and secure'




Youngsters at St Paul's Community Primary School in Spalding have been taught how to keep themselves safe on the internet.

The school hosted Be Internet Legends, a programme for seven to 11-year-olds around the themes of "Be internet sharp, alert, secure, kind and brave".

Pupils at the school also played Interland, an adventure game teaching them how to avoid computer hackers, fraudsters and bullies.

Pupils at Spalding St Paul's Community Primary School take part in an online safety day.Photo supplied. (20575177)
Pupils at Spalding St Paul's Community Primary School take part in an online safety day.Photo supplied. (20575177)

A school spokesman said: "Our Key Stage 2 pupils enjoyed, but also learned, some very important messages about online safety from the team at Google UK.

"The world of the internet is ever changing and it is so important to keep our children safe while they learn."

The programme was presented by staff from Google UK after research carried out by the IT company showed that 96 per cent of teachers believe children should learn about online safety at home and in school.

St Paul's Community Primary School in Spalding held an online safety day for pupils.Photo: SG-110219-6
St Paul's Community Primary School in Spalding held an online safety day for pupils.Photo: SG-110219-6

Rosie Luff, Google UK's public policy manager, said: "Be Internet Legends is in partnership with family internet safety experts Parent Zone and we have reached over a million children across the UK.

"We were delighted to visit St Paul's Community Primary School to help teach children about how to Be Internet Legends.

"Children in Spalding were taught five pillars to help them learn the essentials of how to stay safe online and by getting acquainted with them, 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.

Pupils at Spalding St Paul's Community Primary School take part in an online safety day.Photo supplied. (20575189)
Pupils at Spalding St Paul's Community Primary School take part in an online safety day.Photo supplied. (20575189)

"Therefore, Parent Zone has teamed up with Google to teach younger children the essential tools they need to become safe and confident online explorers, helping them to be resilient, kind and positive in this digital age."


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