“You never know who you can come across online, so I think it’s important to stay safe.”
- Year 7 student
“If we can prevent young people from becoming the victims of the future then surely that’s the best thing we can possibly do.”
- Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire, Chris Brierley
These are some of the comments taken from our short video case study of the Cyber4Schools® pilot which is currently taking place in Gloucestershire. Supported by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Gloucestershire Police and Gloucestershire County Council, Cyber4Schools® is a learning programme to help Year 7 students stay safe online. It’s delivered in school using experts including the Police, and is one of the approaches to helping children stay safe online Ci is currently learning from and evaluating.
In the case study, the Head of Year 7 and Assistant Head of Chosen Hill School in Gloucestershire reflect on the need for online safety lessons, particularly for this age group. Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire, Chris Brierley, provides the Police’s perspective. Students after the lesson remark on the impact it’s made on their behaviour.
Rachel Neaman, Ci’s CEO, explains the importance of helping all young people to have the skills to use digital tools safely and confidently.
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