Staying safe online advice for air cadets

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Young air cadets have been learning how to stay safe online.

Members of the 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron joined forced with Newcastle University law students to learn about cyber safety and personal safety.

The workshops were really good fun and it made us all think about what we do that we could do differently to stay safe

Cadet Chelsi Florentine

The students are ambassadors for Newcastle Law School’s Street Law Project, which aims to work with young people to raise awareness of, educate, engage, and encourage participation in issues surrounding children’s law and children’s rights.

The young air cadets took part in interactive workshops that highlighted the dangers of the internet and how it can be used safely.

Chelsi Florentine, 15, of Holystone, said: “The workshops were really good fun and it made us all think about what we do that we could do differently to stay safe and help out friends and family to stay safe too.”

Street law ambassador, Chris Grayson, 21, said: “We engaged in activities and discussed internet safety and cyber bullying. The young people were excellent; very engaged and learned a lot from the workshop. I was really impressed with how they participated fully and were a pleasure to work with.”

The session was delivered as part of the squadron’s Citizenship and Personal Development Programme.

Officer Commanding, Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson said: “It was a great to work with Newcastle University and their Street Law Ambassadors.

“Our young people engaged in tasks that made them look positively at their own welfare and safety in a different way.”