Training starts for new cyber ambassadors

An exercise involving Hampshire emergency services has been held on board HMS Queen Elizabeth at HMNB Portsmouth.  Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, Hampshire Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and Portsmouth Naval Bases Emergency Response Team (ERT) were put through their paces on board the Royal Navys brand new aircraft carrier.  The ship put together a realistic harbour fire exercise with training smoke and mock casualties to test their agencies in their response and in working together to combat an emergency on an extremely unfamiliar environment.

IN PICTURES: The first major emergency training exercise on HMS Queen Elizabeth

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CHILDREN are being trained to teach others to tackle problems online.

Primary and secondary school pupils are set to become cyber ambassadors, in a scheme run by Hampshire’s police and crime commissioner’s office.

The GoFISH (Go Find Internet Safety Help) training starts today. Secondary school pupils will be taught about sexting, cyber stalking and grooming.

Portsmouth High School, Purbrook Park, Havant, and Bosmere School, also in Havant, are taking part.

Jane Prescott, Portsmouth High School headteacher, said: ‘As a result of this training, these young cyber ambassador will be better equipped to help identify issues and help enable their friends and fellow pupils to stay safe when using the internet, social media and online gaming.’