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Cyber Safety Day at Woodcote High School

On 3rd December all of Year 7 at Woodcote High School participated in a series of Cyber Champions workshops in alignment with the Surrey Cybersafety initiative.

Cyber Champion young professional volunteers delivered interactive and engaging sessions encouraging students to be aware of best practices in digital literacy and staying safe online.

Over 250 students participated in a series of discussions that made them think about what information they put online and promoted them to stay safe. Topics included safety awareness on the internet, mobile phones, gaming, using webcams and social media. Cyber Champions also shared helpful advice and tips through scenarios, which encouraged some enthusiastic debate!

The day also linked in to what the students are currently covering in ICT lessons, so there were obvious benefits to their social awareness and also their curriculum work.

Sixth Form students also participated; volunteers attended a workshop where the scheme was explained to them and the enthusiasm to train to be Junior Cyber Champions of the future was high.

One of the noted Cyber Champions who attended on the day was Shauna Mullins, a 2012 Great British Olympian in beach volleyball. Not only did she deliver a session to year 7 students but she also stayed behind for a question and answer session with GCSE PE students.

Feedback from both students and teachers was very positive. Louise Longhurst, Deputy Head at Woodcote High School, commented: “We are very excited about the scheme as it is a real benefit to both students and staff and we intend to continue to work with Cyber Champions in the future.”

If you have a Cyber Champions story or experience you want to share, let us know at cyberchampions@ypnglobal.com

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