Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has welcomed a new series on interactive online safety assemblies being organised by Google and Parent Zone.
The assemblies, which are open to all Primary Schools across Denton and Reddish, are designed to help 7-11 year-old pupils become safer and more confident explorers of the online world. The programme includes a digital curriculum and fun, interactive assemblies that are delivered both face-to-face online.
As part of the programme, five interactive livestream assemblies will be held on the following topics:
- Tuesday 14th September, Back to School Assembly
- Kicking off the new school term by looking at positive behaviours in class and online.
- Thursday 21st and Tuesday 26th September, Interland Assembly
- Explore an online world and learn about skills and habits to keep pupils safer.
- Thursday 12th October, Wellbeing Assembly
- Discussing screen use and how being online makes us feel – with ideas to help pupils find a healthy balance
- Thursday 30th November, Be Internet Legends Day
- A big end-of-term celebration event – focusing on kindness and how to respond to bullying.
Gwynne, a long-time advocate for improving internet safety, commented:
“I’m delighted that Google and Parent Zone have launched this new series of online safety assemblies. The internet is everywhere, and plays a role in our daily lives like never before. It’s therefore absolutely vital that we engage with children about how to be safe online and to use the internet in a positive and kind way.
I’d really encourage local schools to make the most of this fantastic programme.”
Schools wishing to sign up for one or all of the assemblies can do so by visiting: https://parentzone.org.uk/beinternetlegends/national assembly