A team of internet personalities with an audience of over 10 million have banded together to teach children how to stay safe online.
St Mary’s and St John’s, an all-through school in Hendon, is taking part in Safer Internet Day 2017 to give its pupils tips and tricks for appropriate behaviour on the internet.
The school’s computing teacher Calvin Robinson worked with friends and former colleagues in the computer games industry to put together a video montage featuring some of the UK’s best-known YouTubers.
Online personalities who share content in their YouTube videos, the collaborators working with Mr Robinson include Slogoman and Vikkstar123, whose videos revolve around video games.
The video will be published on the official Safer Internet Centre YouTube channel and will be made available to all schools across the UK.
Mr Robinson said: “YouTube has replaced television for the younger generation, so this is about taking advantage of that platform and engaging with young people in a way to make learning more relevant.
“Internet safety is an important part of the national curriculum and we’re doing everything we can to prepare our young people with the skills, knowledge and resilience they need to stay safe online.”
St Mary’s and St John’s are hosting a wide range of activities for Safer Internet Day 2017, including live musical performances and a coffee morning for parents.
There will be guest talks from the Video Standards Agency to discuss why it is important for people to only be playing games appropriate for their age range.