As a school, we are part of the national eCadets scheme which enables children to teach each other about eSafety. ECadets is a structured pupil-led empowerment programme that is being implemented from Foundation to Year 6.

Through ECadets, all pupils at Bourne Abbey are experiencing up to date knowledge and information about how to stay safe online. Each class has an E Cadet representative, who are able to build their skills and knowledge in eSafety. The ECadets are set termly challenges and support in the planning and delivery of E Safety lessons in the classroom. They also lead assemblies for their Key Stage. The Key Stage One ECadets are known as ‘Mini E Cadets’ and our Key Stage Two representatives are ‘E Cadets’.

During this school year so far, our ECadets have been working hard to expand their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Safe profile pictures
  • Safe searching
  • Supporting others online
  • Solving problems online
  • Connect, create and share safely online
  • Cookies


At Bourne Abbey, we believe teaching how to be safe online is vital therefore we will be taking part in the national Safer Internet Day, which is on Wednesday 6th February. The ECadets will be involved with this, by helping teach their peers about safety online as well as leading an assembly as part of Safer Internet Day.


For more information about the ECadet programme, follow this link: https://www.ecadet.zone/