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 teaches pupils 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 scheme of work and free online game. The assemblies are delivered by Parent Zone, with training teams around the UK delivering assemblies into UK primary schools. Assemblies can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Be Internet Legends order form here.
How does the Google Be Internet Legends assembly work?
On the day, the Parent Zone training team will 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 about 25-30 minutes and the training team will lead the whole assembly, featuring a series of interactive challenges for pupils, including creating stronger passwords and spotting online fraud. Teacher participation is not required throughout the assembly. Your school will then receive a framed certificate to confirm its 'Internet Legend' status.
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.
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.
Are there any other Be Internet Legends resources for families?
You can find additional resources, including downloadable activities, parent resources and more here.