Last week I wrote about some of the resources available if you’re running any kind of Internet safety teaching your school. And I mentioned that on we had 100 volunteers out in schools on European Safer Internet Day, delivering training for pupils, parents and staff. And that over the last year the volunteers had trained 12,000 young people and 2,000 teachers on online safety.
What I forgot to say was how you can get a free-of-charge volunteer to come along to an event for pupils or parents at your school.
The first choice would be to book through the Think U Know website, where schools can register to receive a “Protect” volunteer. They will put you together with a CEOP trained and CRB-vetted volunteer from Microsoft, Visa or O2.
If you specifically want a Microsoft volunteer, then the best thing to do is to email my colleague Karina Gibson, who manages all of our Internet Safety Volunteer programmes. She’ll do her best to find a local Microsoft volunteer, and if she can’t she’ll help you connect with a volunteer from the main programme.