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Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador Scheme

By April 20, 2022No Comments

The scheme follows a peer-led approach by skilling-up a small number of students in education settings on key digital skills to navigate the online landscape. These informed students then pass on their learning and offer helpful support to their peers promoting good digital citizenship, civility and positive peer influence.

Peer-ledWritten and delivered by young people for young people, harnessing the power of peer influence to enact positive change.

Fun and innovative:  bespoke cyber safety programmes tailored to different age groups. Primary students take on the Cyber Critters, and secondary/ college students can be part of Pathfinder.

Sustainable: Free and flexible for schools – a low cost way for schools to embed cyber safety education in their settings for years to come.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner provides…

  • Training for all Cyber Ambassadors;
  • Support for schools on cyber safety;
  • A website containing resources and activities;
  • Cyber Ambassador badges and certificates;
  • Cyber Critters top trump cards for primary Cyber Ambassadors and peers;
  • Opportunities for Cyber Ambassadors to contribute to the development of the scheme and wider events; and
  • Ongoing support and engagement from the scheme coordinator.

There are numerous ways that the Cyber Ambassadors can their peers; these fall under four different categories:

  1. Education– educating their peers on key digital skills and actions that they can take to stay safe online.
  • Delivering lessons and assemblies themselves.
  • Creating resources and lesson plans for staff to deliver.
  1. Awareness– providing general cyber safety advice and tips.
  • Creating a cyber safety notice board.
  • Sharing cyber safety information via newsletter/ bulletin or webpage/blog.
  • Engaging with peers on social media (with staff control and oversight).
  1. Support– acting as points of contact for any cyber safety questions or concerns, providing helpful support and a place to report.
  • Holding a ‘drop-in’ clinic.
  • Developing an electronic support mechanism (e.g. via a Cyber Ambassadors email address/ a Google Form)
  • Creating a worry box.
  • It is important that Cyber Ambassadors work with staff to write a school online safety policy, including the process for reporting and escalation.
  1. Community Engagement– working with those who are not current school students to educate and inform them about online safety.
  • Parent/ carer engagement.
  • Running sessions for staff about the latest online ‘trends’.
  • Secondary schools and colleges can work with local feeder schools.
  • Working with the elderly in the community.

To find out more or sign up, please visit the website or contact the team via the buttons below:

Cyber Ambassador Scheme WebsiteCyber Ambassador Scheme Website
Cyber Ambassador Email Cyber Ambassador Email