PUPILS at Hill of Beath Primary School took part in a virtual assembly this week which aimed to teach them how to be ‘Internet Legends’ and be safe and responsible online.

As part of the assembly, village MP Douglas Chapman spoke to the pupils virtually about the importance of keeping safe on the internet.

The session was presented by Parentzone, in association with Google UK, and taught children how to behave online.

This included sessions on what should and should not be posted on social media channels, such as personal details of themselves or family members; reminding them that people online do not act the same as in-person and how to be respectful of other people and their opinions online.

Commenting after the assembly, MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, Mr Chapman, said: “This was certainly a first for me to take part in a virtual assembly, but it is very important that we can still deliver these messages to young people, even though schools are not fully back to normal.

“During the pandemic we have seen the marvels of technology and how it can keep us all connected, but there are many pitfalls in our digital world and it is crucial that we educate our young people how to use it safely and to point out the dangers to look out for.

“As an MP, I am well aware of some of the unacceptable behaviour on social media and so I hope this session will encourage the young people of Hill of Beath Primary to be Internet Legends and act responsibly when online.”