In Normanby Primary School, we have a dedicated team of trained students known as Digital Ambassadors who wear their badges with pride and help harness the power of technology as a tool for learning. These ambassadors recognise the vast potential of the internet as a source of entertainment and information. However, they also understand the importance of online safety. Their role within the school is to provide support and guidance on all digital matters including the use of our 1:1 iPads or as our students call them ‘our second brains’.
For the past several years, our Digital Ambassadors have been an integral part of our school community. They assist our pupils in their computing lessons and play an active role in organising our Online Safety Events. They have conducted engaging assemblies for students in Key Stages one and two, dedicating time to discuss the importance of staying safe while using the internet.
Our Digital Ambassadors, selected from KS2, serve as a higher level of support within the school. They work closely with the Online Safety Lead, Mrs Herlingshaw and Senior Leadership Team, and Governors to promote online safety throughout the school. They actively contribute to reviewing school policies and creating informative display materials. Additionally, they meet with school governors, inspectors, and parents to share their knowledge and explain their roles within the school.
The Digital Ambassadors play a crucial role in fostering a culture of online safety within our school community especially surrounding the use of our 1:1 iPad scheme from Year 3 upwards. Their expertise and dedication are instrumental in ensuring that all members of our school community can navigate the digital world confidently and responsibly.