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Take a look at the new Childnet Digital Leaders training platform

Published: 7th July 2021

The Childnet Digital Leaders Programme is an innovative youth peer-to-peer online training platform. Launched in 2015, the programme has created opportunities for young people to become leaders in their school.

We are excited to have the opportunity to refresh our training platform. Digital Leaders have told us that they want a more interactive, customizable and visually appealing platform with more up-to-date features.

We have developed a brand-new platform that is fun, engaging and promotes online safety learning in an enjoyable and safe way. Features such as badges, points and modules completed are more easily accessible from the home page.

It also has new features such as a Team Leaderboard where Digital Leaders can compete with their classmates, a virtual companion who guides and encourages them through the learning content, unlockable customizable backgrounds and more.

The new platform will be more accessible for those with special educational needs, with plain background options and subtitles on every video.

Meeting the needs of young people

We have worked with our Digital Champions to ensure that we have attuned the platform to the needs of young people, and we thank them for all their hard work.

We think that the new Childnet Digital Leaders training platform gives young people the continued and improved opportunity to learn about online safety issues in an innovative and inspiring way – and is the right solution to empower and galvanise young people to be leaders in their school communities.

The new training platform will be launched in August 2021, in time for the new academic year. We have also redeveloped new, engaging learning content and this will be launched at the same time.

Digital Leaders already qualified will receive an exclusive ‘Legacy Digital Leader’ badge!

Moving over to the new platform

For schools whose subscriptions cross into the new academic year, you can choose whether you would like to move over to the new platform or continue using the current platform until the end of your current subscription. Please fill out this one-minute survey to let us know what you would like to do.

For schools that we do not hear from by Monday 16th August, they will be automatically migrated over to the new training platform during the summer break.

Did you join our live webinar, showcasing concepts of the new platform for teachers currently subscribed or those interested in hearing more about the Digital Leaders Programme? Click below to watch the webinar recording in full.

If you have any questions about the programme or the new developments, please contact us at [email protected]