This week, I joined Glade Primary School for a virtual assembly to promote internet safety.
I said before lockdown that I would regularly visit schools in Ilford North so I was delighted to take part in the virtual assembly on Monday, as part of Google and Parent Zone’s Be Internet Legends, a programme aimed at seven to 11-year-olds.
The assembly taught the children how to safely navigate the internet with confidence and to treat people virtually the same way they would face-to-face.
On their journey to become ‘internet legends’ the children visited Mindful Mountain, Reality River, Tower of Treasure and Kind Kingdom.
I was interviewed by pupils about my life as an MP and what inspired me to go into politics.
The internet is a great resource for children to learn and play, however safety for children online is a huge issue, and they have to be encouraged to act wisely and responsibly.
Be Internet Legends accurately combines positive encouragement for children to be confident when using the internet, with the tools and precautions necessary for them to avoid dangerous situations and stay safe.
It was a real privilege to take part in this online event, and I look forward to attending more visits, virtual or otherwise, to local schools in the future.
Wes Streeting MP for Ilford North