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impact report

Digital Leaders and their teachers gave us their feedback on the programme in our annual Impact Report 2020

Whole-school impact

of teachers said the programme prepares young people to be peer educators

of teachers said the programme has impacted on a whole-school level

of teachers would recommend the programme to another school

81%

of teachers said the programme has helped their school staff fulfil their safeguarding duties

38%

of teachers said the programme has been mentioned in school inspections

“The programme has an impact on the students … they have matured and are in a stronger position to peer lead. Being part of the programme has enhanced our safeguarding ethos.”

Digital Leader teacher, 2020

Peer-led and empowering

95%

of teachers said peer education is more effective when teaching about online safety

94%

of Digital Leaders said young people should have a say about how internet safety is taught in their school

83%

of Digital Leaders said young people should lead the way in making a better online community

Safer online behaviour

81%

of teachers have noticed safer online behaviours from young people as a result of the programme

75%

of teachers said the ethos of the school has improved to promote kindness and respect both online and offline

of teachers said Digital Leaders have improved in behaviour

of teachers said there has been a reduction in the number of online safeguarding incidents

Increasing knowledge, confidence and wellbeing

100%

of Digital Leaders said the training made them more knowledgeable about online safety

93%

of Digital Leaders said the training made them feel more confident about educating pupils in their school

84%

of Digital Leaders feel they can make a difference in their school

of teachers said Digital Leaders are more confident

of teachers said Digital Leaders have improved wellbeing

“I enjoy Digital Leaders Programme because I would really like to help make a change to young people’s lives.”

Secondary Digital Leader, 2020

Why the platform works

88%

of Digital Leaders said the training covered the key issues faced by young people online

86%

of teachers said they can get all the information they need to run the programme easily

71%

of teachers said the programme fits in well within their timetable

Engaging parents and carers

of Digital Leaders said they can help parents understand the issues young people face online

of teachers said parents and carers are more engaged with online safety as a result of the programme