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The Childnet Digital Leaders Programme is a youth leadership training programme empowering young people to educate their peers about online safety.

We are the only online safety charity in the UK delivering an online peer to peer programme that directly helps schools to embed online safety. Once on board, groups of Digital Leaders complete training through an engaging, informative and fun online platform, working through e-learning modules to equip them with the skills to become peer mentors in their schools, and help keep others safe online. When they are qualified, Digital Leaders are encouraged to advocate for online safety in their schools and communities by running offline and online activities, for which they will be awarded additional team achievement badges and points.

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“It has been a great chance for them to grow their knowledge in the area of e-safety and develop their skills in presentation, communication, team working and meeting deadlines. They have been very enthusiastic about the programme are keen to continue this coming year.”

Teacher, Secondary Digital Leaders School

Impact and Reach


Schools have subscribed to the programme


Qualified Primary and Secondary Digital Leaders across the UK


Percent of students found the module on fake news excellent