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How it works

The Childnet Digital Leaders Programme is a peer-led online safety programme open to all UK schools and youth settings.

Schools or groups joining the programme will have access to an interactive online platform for either primary or secondary schools. These platforms train and empower young people to be online safety peer mentors in their school or youth setting. This programme has been created by online safety experts and teachers in consultation with young people themselves.

85% of teachers who have taken part in the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme said that it has helped their school fulfil their safeguarding duties.

How the programme works

1. Register your interest

Fill out the registration form and claim your free exclusive guest login so you can try out a guest version of the platform yourself.

2. Sign up

Enrol your school and recruit a team of Digital Leaders, with support from Childnet’s team to help you get started.

3. Complete online training

Digital Leaders will complete eight core modules on essential online safety issues and topics. They then continue their training with bonus modules on the latest online safety trends with new modules added to the platform every year.

4. Get recognition

Qualified Digital Leaders will be awarded their official badges, certificates and be celebrated in the Digital Leader community.

5. Transform online safety in your school

Digital Leader teams will work together to take the lead in delivering impactful online safety activities within their school or local community. Childnet will provide ongoing support and up-to-date advice for pupils and staff, as well as showcase Digital Leaders work in the wider community.

6. Be part of something bigger

Pupils will join an inspiring international community of Childnet Digital Leaders. They will have opportunities to share their views with other Digital Leaders, the internet industry and policy makers to help create a better internet.

Try out the platform for yourself with a free guest login

If you register your interest you'll be eligible for an exclusive guest preview of the platform before signing up.

Register your interest




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Group Discounts:

If you know other schools or organisations who are interested in the programme, you might benefit from our group discount. Whether you want to align with other schools in your multi-academy trust, youth organisations you’ve worked with before or other schools/organisations in your area, we offer the discounts below to schools or organisations who wish to subscribe as a group.
  • 10% for 5-9 schools/groups
  • 20% for 10+ schools/groups
To let us know which schools are part of your group, or for larger groups or small schools, get in touch at [email protected] to discuss discounts.

“The programme has given me the confidence that I can make a difference.”

Amy, Secondary Digital Leader