As you may already be aware, our school have signed up to be a part of the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador scheme. Centred around ‘#GoFISH’ (Go Find Internet Safety Help), the scheme is designed to teach young people how to deal with any problems they encounter online. In the Autumn term, children in Upper School were invited to apply to become one of our Cyber Ambassadors, and seven children were selected to take on this role.
In January, our newly appointed Ambassadors joined another local school to undergo training for their new roles. This was delivered by a member of the Police Crime Commissioner’s team and saw the children fight the five Cyber Sea Monsters to help them not only understand the problems we might come across online, but also enable them to come back to school and support the rest of our school community. Throughout the day, all seven children were a credit to our school; they showed great enthusiasm, joined in with everything thrown at them and their behaviour was impeccable.
Following their training day, the Cyber Ambassadors came together to generate some ideas they would like to implement across the school to teach and support our children, staff and parents. We are extremely impressed with the suggestions they have come up with and can’t wait to share these with you in the near future – watch this space!