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What to expect from your Be Internet Legends assembly

 

 

What is a Google Be Internet Legends assembly?

The Google Be Internet Legends assembly teaches Key Stage 2 pupils the skills they need to be safe and confident explorers of the online world. It is completely free and is part of a larger programme, featuring a free PSHE Association-accredited curriculum pack, family resources and free online game. The assemblies are delivered by Parent Zone, with training teams delivering assemblies into primary schools all across the UK. Assemblies can be requested by emailing legends@parentzone.org.uk or via the Be Internet Legends order form here. 

What areas of learning does the Google Be Internet Legends assembly cover?

The assembly focuses on the five core pillars of the Be Internet Legends educational programme, incorporating characters from an imaginary world called Interland. The pillars are:

  • Be Internet Sharp: Centred around the importance of thinking before sharing, evaluating whether a piece of information is private or not, and bearing in mind who will be able to see what is shared.
  • Be Internet Alert: Teaching pupils how to spot phishing scams and how to report them, be able to tell what is real and what is fake, and to think critically about information found online.
  • Be Internet Secure: Focused on keeping personal information safe by creating unique passwords, combining characters, numbers and symbols.
  • Be Internet Kind: Encourages pupils to spread positivity online, speak up against and report bullying, and teaches them how to identify inappropriate behaviour.
  • Be Internet Brave: About standing up when witnessing something inappropriate online, and to speak to a trusted adult about any concerns.

Can the whole school get involved? Who is the assembly for?

The activities within the Google Be Internet Legends assembly are aimed at Key Stage 2 children (aged between 7-11 years). However, it is up to the school to decide which pupils will be present and how many they can accommodate for the assembly. The assembly is designed to be fun, interactive and light-hearted in places. The presenters are trained to deliver important internet safety messages in a positive and friendly way. The aim is to help the children feel more confident when they go online so that they can have a more positive experience.

Can parents attend the Google Be Internet Legends assembly?

The assembly content is aimed at children aged between 7-11 years. However, it is up to the school to decide whether they would like to invite parents along, should they have the capacity to accommodate them.

How does the assembly work?

The Be Internet Legends trainers will need to arrive 90 minutes before the assembly to set up the audiovisuals display. They will need access to 10ft of the hall prior to the assembly to set up. The assembly lasts around 30-35 minutes, with the Be Internet Legends team leading the whole assembly. The assembly features a series of interactive challenges for pupils including creating stronger passwords, spotting online fraud and asking pupils to raise their ‘Interhands’ in the air to answer questions. Teacher participation is not required throughout the assembly. The Be Internet Legends team will need the space for a further 45 minutes to an hour after the assembly to leave time for photos and packing away all the equipment. Your school will receive a framed certificate to confirm its 'Internet Legend' What other resources support the Be Internet Legends assembly?

There is also a free scheme of work with PSHE Association-accredited lesson plans, poster and stickers, which expands on the topics covered in the assembly. It is free to order for every UK Key Stage 2 teacher, to build their own internet safety lessons, suitable for ages 7-to-11 years old. There is also a free online Interland game, as featured in the assembly, which is a great way to engage pupils in the whole programme while learning to make better choices in the online world. The game is quick, easy to play and can be found here

What will teachers need to discuss with pupils after the assembly?

It is a good idea to ensure pupils know who to turn to if they’re worried about anything they come across when they go online. You may want to use this opportunity to ensure all staff and pupils know who the school’s safeguarding lead is and how to reach out to them. Teachers can also explain to pupils what is meant by a ‘trusted adult’ so they know who to talk to if they’re worried about anything. Teachers may also decide to use the lessons and discussion questions within the Be Internet Legends curriculum pack to reinforce the key messages from the assembly.

What other resources support the Be Internet Legends assembly?

The free Be Internet Legends curriculum pack includes PSHE Association-accredited lesson plans, poster and stickers. The lessons include activities that expand on the topics covered in the assembly. The Be Internet Legends curriculum pack is free to order for every UK Key Stage 2 teacher with lessons suitable for children aged 7 to 11. There is also a free online game called Interland, as featured in the assembly, which is a great way to engage pupils in the whole programme while learning to make better choices in the online world. The fun game can be found here.

Are there any other Be Internet Legends resources for families?

You can find additional resources, including downloadable activities, parent resources and more here

For more information visit the Be Internet Legends hub