Our partners at Childnet are currently running the Digital Leaders Programme which aims to provide leadership opportunities for your pupils in a fun and engaging way.
Part of the Children’s Online Safety Programme, Nominet have teamed up with Childnet to push the project even further, with the aim to get it into as many schools as possible! Allowing young people to feel empowered and take control of their learning, the programme looks to educate and encourage peers to talk about online safety without having to rely on adults. With the younger generations actively using technology, whether it’s social media or gaming, it is so important for these skills to be shared and talked about.
Will Gardner, CEO, Childnet says:
Young people tell us that they want to be actively involved in online safety education, and that it is more effective when they can learn from each other. The Childnet Digital Leaders Programme is all about peer education, and we are thrilled that Nominet shares this vision and is getting behind this pupil-powered initiative to help it reach new parts of the country, and help those who haven’t yet experienced it. Building on our successes to create Childnet and Nominet Digital Leaders Plus we’ll be able to reach thousands more children across the UK and ensure our resources are working as hard as they can be. We know Childnet Digital Leaders keeps kids safer online, and we are excited about the impact this partnership will have.
How Does the Digital Leaders Programme Work?
It couldn’t be any simpler. First of all, you can check to see if you are eligible for Digital Leaders Plus which offers a huge discount of 90% off for your school. If you aren’t eligible then don’t worry you can still have access to the standard tool.
Whether you are a primary or secondary school, your community will have access to an interactive online platform that looks to train and empower groups of young people to be online safety peer mentors. The guidance has been put together by leading online safety experts and aims for schools to fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities and bring online safety to the forefront of attention.