eCadets : National e-Safety scheme – 02 December 2014
We know that children will often seek out the support and advice from friends when they have a question or problem. Last year we established an E-safety crew, made up of pupils from across the school, who have helped us help each other to stay safe when online. This year the school has joined a network of over 800 pupils across England and Wales, namely the eCadets (eCadet’s Homepage).
The eCadet Scheme trains a group of pupils so that their classmates can go to them with questions about the internet, online games and social media. The team of eCadets are also responsible for promoting online safety behaviours and best practice across the school and community, based on regular challenges. The eCadets can direct any pupil questions to a team of E-safety specialists from the the eCadet HQ using a secure instant messenger and they provide the answer, which helps to take the pressure off them and ensure the right knowledge is being communicated. The E-safety team includes a former senior police officer, teachers, and researchers.