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Education Secretary visits school to promote safe use of internet

Redditch Editorial 11th May, 2022

STUDLEY High School welcomed a visit from local MP and Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi recently.

He was joined by Parentzone and YouTube and they came as a collective to deliver a new campaign ‘Be Internet Citizens’.

This was a series of day-long workshops as part of a global ‘Youtube Creators for Change’ programme to teach young people how to participate safely and responsibly online.

Mr Zahawi, MP for Stratford, was there to lend his support the campaign.

The workshops were hosted by youth mentors and YouTube creators who have mastered the art of using their voice and creativity to drive social change.

Youtube influencers Efe and Fusion engaged pupils in how to deal with hate speech, fake news and echo chambers.

Michelle Dudley, assistant headteacher and IT director at Studley High School, said: “We were delighted to welcome ‘Be Internet Citizens’, ParentZone and Nadhim Zahawi to our school.

“We know this is a really valuable and current message to reinforce with our pupils.

“We know how important it is to teach pupils how to understand online content and learn how to decide if it is real or not.”

Mr Zahawi said: “Staying safe online is as important as ever, and it was a pleasure taking part in Be Internet Citizens’ wonderful online safety workshop at Studley High School.

“As educators, as parents, and as politicians we all have a responsibility to give young people the skills to navigate the internet safely.”

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