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Cyber Squad

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Cyber Squad supports children/young people to develop and deliver internet safety sessions to:

  • peers;
  • parents; and
  • carers at their school.

The project and lesson plans use information gathered from 30 schools during the healthy lifestyles survey.

The program covers the risks and dangers for children/ young people when online.

We help children/ young people understand the importance of a positive digital footprint.

Internet Safety Issues Covered

  • Cyber Bullying.
  • Digital Footprint.
  • Online Risks and Dangers.
  • Think Before You Post – looking at possible consequences from what we post online.
  • Sharing private information online.
  • Strangers online and how to protect yourselves.

Schools Outcomes

  • Make e-safety learning fun and effective through peer-led education.
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to be positive role models within the school.
  • Positive impact on pupils increased e-safety knowledge leading to safer online use.
  • Helping schools embed e-safety throughout the school and work towards outstanding e-safety practice and DfE guidance.

Pupil Outcomes

  • To increase pupil knowledge of Internet safety.
  • To aid the pupil in identifying risk & dangers on the Internet.
  • To build self-awareness, critical-thinking and decision-making skills relating to their computer/internet usage.
  • To help pupils to protect themselves from inappropriate behaviour online.

Here are some quotes from Cyber Squad members.

"I have enjoyed learning about how to be a peer mentor and about games and dangers which happen if you do something bad and it will get saved onto your digital footprint"

"I enjoyed it because we learned a lot about how everyone leaves a digital footprint an how easily people can get your information"

"I have enjoyed learning about digital footprint and learning about confidentiality"

"It is scary how people can harm themselves as a result of using social media and the internet"

Cyber Squad Cadets

We also deliver training to whole classes or year groups.

These Cyber Squad Cadets will learn:

  • The importance of staying safe whilst using the internet or gaming.
  • How to protect themselves when online.
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