Be Internet Awesome

When our children are young, we do our best to help them get the most out of the Internet while keeping them safe online. As children mature, our role shifts to helping them learn to navigate the digital parts of their lives safely and thoughtfully.  At Crook Primary, we believe in partnering with parents and preparing our learners to:

  • Think critically and evaluate apps, websites and other digital content.
  • Protect themselves from online threats, including bullying and scams.
  • Get smart about sharing: what, when, how, and with whom.
  • Be kind and respectful toward other people online, including respecting their privacy.
  • Ask for help with tricky situations from a parent or other trusted adult.

This year, these efforts will include Be Internet Awesome, a multifaceted programme designed to teach children the skills they need to be safe and smart online. Developed by Google in partnership with educators, researchers, and online?safety experts at The Net Safety Collaborative and, Be Internet Awesome provides fun, age?appropriate learning experiences built around five foundational lessons:

  • Share with Care (Autumn Term)
  • Don?t Fall for Fake (Autumn Term)
  • Secure Your Secrets (Spring Term)
  • It?s Cool to Be Kind (Spring Term)
  • When in Doubt, Talk It Out (Summer Term)

Smart, safe technology use can enable learners to drive their own learning and help our school function better. We believe the Be Internet Awesome programme will mark an important step toward our goal of ensuring that all our learners at Crook Primary are learning, exploring, and staying safe online, both inside and outside the school walls. One of the resources, Interland, is a browser?based game that makes learning these skills interactive and fun. It can be played at home too (your child might love to show you how it’s done). There is a link to this game below: