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Cyber Ambassadors come together for a better internet

07 February 2020

Cyber Ambassadors (aged 7-16 years) from Hampshire came together to celebrate their successes in helping keep their peers safe online as part of Safer Internet Day 2020 on Tuesday 6 February.

The day celebrated and acknowledged the hard work of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassadors in promoting good digital citizenship in their schools. In addition, the Ambassadors showcased safer ‘Tik Tok’-ing’ in response to concerns raised about safety of children and young people using the increasingly popular video based social media platform Tik Tok.

Tik Tok used by 13% of 12- to 15-year olds – up from 8% in 2018

On the day the Cyber Ambassadors also:

  • Shared their successes and achievements
  • Gained insight into the future in Cyber, from cyber experts from Hampshire Constabulary.
  • Launched a movement from FOMO (fear of missing out) to JOMO (joy of missing out).
  • Found out about new GoFISH (Go Find Internet Safety Help) mysteries that are coming to Cyber Ambassador schools

The Cyber Ambassador scheme was developed by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission following consultation with thousands of young people, which identified the growing risks faced by children and young people when online. The Cyber Ambassador scheme provides peer to peer training and support in both primary and secondary education.

Schools wanting more information or to sign up to the scheme please contact the Cyber Ambassador Scheme coordinator at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on 01962 871595 or opcc.comms@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

 

Schools attending were:

Merdon Junior School, Chandlers Ford
Wellstead Primary School, Hedge End
The Vyne School, Basingstoke
Ringwood School, Ringwood
Oasis Academies, Southampton
Kings School, Winchester

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