Safeguarding and e-Safety
Digital Leaders Programme - A Childnet Initiative
Following a small recruitment drive within our Year 5 year group, 10 children expressed interest and applied to take part in our Digital Leaders programme.
Information from the Childnet website best describes the programme:
The Childnet Digital Leaders Programme aims to empower children and young people to champion digital citizenship and digital creativity within their schools and to educate their peers, parents and teachers about staying safe online.
This youth leadership programme offers pupils an exciting online community, structured training and ongoing support from Childnet’s expert team, helping make e-safety learning fun and effective and helping schools work towards an outstanding whole school community approach to e-safety.
Once they have completed all online modules, they then become a ‘Qualified Digital Leader’. As they complete the various modules, students receive digital badges on the platform which keeps their motivation going.
Qualified Digital Leaders are encouraged to run various activities in schools, such as educating other students to tell them how to keep safe online, writing a leaflet for parents or making a poster.