West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock takes part in interactive assembly at Haverhill primary school

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock with pupils at Coupals Primary Academy in Haverhill. Picture: GOODERHAM

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock with pupils at Coupals Primary Academy in Haverhill. Picture: GOODERHAM PR - Credit: Archant

An interactive assembly hosted by Google at a Haverhill primary school to promote internet safety was hailed a resounding success.

The internet safety assembly at Coupals Primary Academy in Haverhill. Picture: GOODERHAM PR

The internet safety assembly at Coupals Primary Academy in Haverhill. Picture: GOODERHAM PR - Credit: Archant

Pupils learned about the importance of password security and sharing photos safely at the ‘Internet Legends’ workshop at Coupals Primary Academy.

The assembly was also attended by West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

David Maguire, headteacher of the school, said: “It was fantastic to have Google and Parent Zone deliver an interactive assembly.

“The internet is a fantastic resource, but we need to educate our pupils to use it safely without putting themselves at risk.


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“We would also like to say a big thank you to Matt Hancock for attending. To have the digital minister visit the school and take part in the assembly was a great thing for us all.”

The assembly, which was attended by Year 2 to Year 6 pupils, was set up by Google in partnership with Parent Zone, which provides expert information to families and schools.

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Vicki Shotbolt, chief executive of Parent Zone, said: “Children are going online at a young age and this is a critical opportunity to give them the right messages.

“There was an amazing response and welcome at Coupals and we were delighted to come here and talk about internet safety.”

Mr Hancock said: “I was delighted to attend the Internet Legends assembly at Coupals Primary Academy.

“It was fantastic to talk to the children about digital skills and learning how to act responsibly online – these are vital skills to have in the digital age.

“I’m pleased that Google and Parent Zone are leading the way on this important issue.”

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