Be Internet Legends: FAQs
The Be Internet Legends programme
What is Be Internet Legends?
Be Internet Legends is a multifaceted programme designed to teach Key Stage 2 pupils (7-11 years old) the skills they need to be safe and confident online.
Developed by Google in partnership with the educators and online safety experts at Parent Zone, the programme currently includes:
- a FREE curriculum pack for Key Stage 2 pupils (7-11 years old) school teachers, including PSHE Association-accredited lesson plans, a parent letter, stickers and a poster.
It is available both in English and Welsh.
- a FREE Digital Wellbeing module to help Key Stage 2 pupils learn about how technology can make them feel – and reflect on how to use technology in a balanced way.
- a FREE online game called Interland, which reinforces the learning points from each of the key topics.
- FREE downloadable family activities for parents to try with their children.
- a FREE Be Internet Legends assembly introducing pupils to the core pillars in an interactive way.
How can I find out more?
Ordering the resources
How long will it take for my curriculum pack to arrive?
Around two weeks - though if you ordered just before the school holidays, it will arrive once you’re back. You should’ve received a confirmation email when you fill out the order form. If you can’t find it, it’s worth checking your spam or junk folder. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any trouble.
We’re not a school. Can we order copies of the curriculum pack?
The curriculum pack is designed for Key Stage 2 teachers, so it isn’t really suitable for other organisations. Check out the rest of the Parent Zone website or visit Parent Info for more 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 the curriculum pack for free.
How can my school request a Be Internet Legends assembly?
Using the resources
What will pupils learn?
Be Internet Legends helps pupils to learn the skills they need to be safe and confident online. The lesson plans in the curriculum pack are 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 in the curriculum pack PSHE Association-accredited?
The lesson plans in the curriculum pack have been quality assured by the PSHE Association. This means that they meet the criteria to receive the PSHE Association’s Quality Mark. These criteria are based on their ten principles of best practice in PSHE education and other research into effective teaching and learning. Find out more on the PSHE Association website
How long will it take to cover each pillar in class?
To help teachers plan, we’ve suggested how long you should spend on each activity in the lesson plans - but you’re welcome 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.