Be Internet Legends: FAQs
How can I order a Be Internet Legends curriculum pack?
It’s super-quick and easy to order your FREE curriculum pack. Just fill out the details in this order form and check that you have received a confirmation email.
How many copies of the curriculum pack can I order?
You can order one curriculum pack per teacher, but you’re welcome to have as many as you need per school. Each teacher that would like one needs to make a separate order using the order form.
Will I have to pay for postage and packaging?
The Be Internet Legends curriculum pack is completely FREE and there is no cost for postage and packaging. It won’t cost you or your school anything and your school can order as many copies as needed.
How long before I receive my curriculum pack in the post?
It will take around two weeks for your curriculum pack to arrive in the post. You should receive a confirmation email once you have filled out the order form. Do check your spam folder just in case. Please note that any orders taken before school holidays will be posted to arrive after you are back in school.
I haven’t received my booklet. Who can I contact?
It’s worth checking if you received a confirmation email when you made your order. Please check your spam folder just in case. If you have any issues please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re not a school. Can we order copies of the curriculum pack?
The curriculum pack is designed for Key Stage 2 teachers to deliver lessons to primary school pupils. This means it isn't suitable for other organisations. Please take a look at the Parent Zone and Parent Info websites for internet safety information and resources.
We’re a private school. Can we order copies of the curriculum pack?
Yes! Any UK schools that teach children aged between 7 and 11 years old can order their FREE copies of the Be Internet Legends curriculum pack.
How can my school request a Be Internet Legends assembly?
Common questions about the Be Internet Legends programme
What is Be Internet Legends?
Be Internet Legends is a multifaceted programme designed to teach children the skills they need to be safe and confident online. The programme involves:
- FREE curriculum pack for primary school teachers including PSHE Association-accredited lesson plans, parent letter, stickers and poster.
- FREE online game – Interland – which supports and reinforces the learning points from each of the key topics.
- FREE downloadable family activities for parents to try out at home with their children.
What is the Be Internet Legends curriculum?
The Be Internet Legends curriculum was developed by Google in partnership with Parent Zone. It is presented as a FREE pack including PSHE Association-accredited lesson plans and fun activities to carry out in class. There is an interactive online game, called Interland, that pupils can play on tablets or computers to reinforce their learning for each section of the curriculum.
What age group is the Be Internet Legends programme suitable for?
It is suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils aged between 7 and 11 years old. Inside the Be Internet Legends curriculum pack, there is a full set of lesson plans. Two have been written for younger children (years 3 and 4: ages 7-9) and the rest were created for older children (years 5 and 6: ages 9-11).
What will pupils learn?
The Be Internet Legends curriculum helps pupils learn the skills they need to be safe and confident online based around four internet safety pillars:
Think Before You Share: (Be Internet Sharp)
Check it’s for Real: (Be Internet Alert)
Protect Your Stuff: (Be Internet Secure)
Respect Each Other: (Be Internet Kind)
The fifth pillar brings everything together, providing valuable follow-up discussions to have in class or during a safeguarding discussion:
When in Doubt, Discuss (Be Internet Brave)
What makes the lesson plans PSHE Association-accredited?
The lesson plans have been quality assured by the PSHE Association. This means they meet the criteria to receive the PSHE Association’s Quality Mark. The PSHE Association assessment criteria are based on their ten principles of best practice in PSHE education and other research into effective teaching and learning in the subject.
The curriculum includes the following:
- A teacher guide to pupil safety
- Detailed lesson plans
- Clear aims, objectives and outcomes
- Starter & plenary activities to help measure pupil progress
- Extra support sheets for pupils
- Key vocabulary for each pillar
- Extension activities
- Opportunities for assessment
How long will it take to cover each pillar in class?
The lesson plans indicate how long you should spend on each activity to make it easy to plan when deciding which activities to carry out in class. You may decide to pick and choose activities depending on the time available. Each pillar in the curriculum has a lesson overview and detailed lesson plan to guide you. Any support sheets and differentiation activities have been provided to make the lessons simple to deliver.
How long will it take to complete the curriculum with pupils?
This depends on how much time you can dedicate to each lesson, but as a full curriculum with lots of activities to choose from, an online game and plenty of discussion points, this can be delivered throughout the academic year.
Do the activities have to be completed in order?
No. Where an activity requires completion of a prior activity, there is a clear note in the lesson plan. In general, the activities can be completed in any order. The lesson plans are detailed to help teachers with their planning. There is also a shorter lesson overview for each pillar to make it easy to navigate the contents of the curriculum pack.
Is there training available for teachers to help learn how to use the resources?
Yes! Free teacher workshops are being held across the UK to help teachers learn more about the curriculum and how they can use it in the classroom. They are also a great opportunity to network with fellow professionals and share ideas. Find out more here.
Is there anything that I can pass on to parents?
The curriculum pack includes a template letter/email, that can be sent out to parents, describing the Be Internet Legends programme. You don’t have to worry about how to explain it. There is also a free downloadable family guide packed with activities they can try out at home. For expert information regarding internet safety and how to help young people manage their online lives, you could direct parents to www.parentzone.org.uk and www.parentinfo.org.