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Childnet team visit St. Martins School Digital Leaders

Published: 3rd February 2020

Siobhan from the Childnet Digital Leaders team along with Kate and Phoebe from the Childnet Education team visited St. Martins School in Derby, to meet with their Digital Leaders, discuss their experience of the programme and to talk to their peers about online safety.

The Digital Leaders had recently finished the online training and so were awarded with their certificates and badges in assembly. Siobhan was delighted to be able to award St. Martins School their Digital Leaders Programme school certificate and also give them their certificate for having a Digital Leader school visit! During the assembly we heard about what the Digital Leaders’ role in school will look like and their plans for how they will support other pupils and teachers. We also got to watch the Digital Leaders in action, presenting to other pupils about some key online safety topics.

We were really impressed with the hard work they have already put into being Digital Leaders, and they have only just begun! The fantastic team had produced a leaflet to go to all parents/carers of pupils at the school to announce their new role in school, who they are and what they will be doing. We think this is a brilliant idea! See an image of the leaflet below:

The team were also particularly impressed with a game that one of the Digital Leaders had created. The game was played by a member of school staff and pupils in assembly. Everyone watched on the large screen and enjoyed seeing the pupils get a higher score than the teacher! The game was very well designed and informative, with the player receiving online safety messages and points when they correctly aimed the laser at the target by using the mouse and clicking to shoot the laser. Creating games is a fun and engaging way to share online safety messages. We would love to hear from other Digital Leaders who have made games to share their online safety knowledge!

Thanks to the Digital Leaders for their great feedback on the programme and platform, this will be really useful for future development.  We really enjoyed meeting the team and we can’t wait to see what you achieve in your school community in your new role.

If your Digital Leaders team would like a school visit from the team, then please get in touch at [email protected].

Make sure to keep us updated with what your Digital Leaders achieve in school by emailing [email protected] and tweeting @ChildnetDL.