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What is the Digital Leaders Programme?

Published: 18th April 2024

This section introduces the Digital Leaders Programme, discussing its purpose, goals, and key features. Readers will learn what the programme entails, who it’s for, and its benefits.

What is the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme?

The Childnet Digital Leaders Programme is an online training platform, developed by education professionals. Its mission is to teach young people online safety skills, transforming them into safer internet users.

How does it work?

  • Interactive Modules: Digital Leaders take part in an engaging and interactive online course, made up of different online lessons, or modules. These easy-to-understand modules teach them important skills and information about staying safe online and enables them to gain practical skills for navigating the digital world safely and responsibly.
  • Youth Leadership: The programme helps develop young people into Digital Leaders. These young people take the initiative to raise online safety awareness in their schools and communities. They study and develop their communication skills, leadership abilities, and knowledge of online safety guidelines.
  • Peer to Peer Approach: We take pride in being the only safety charity in the UK that delivers a peer-to-peer training programme on online safety. Our unique approach empowers young people to educate their peers about online safety. As a result, youth gain valuable insights from their peers, proving to be an engaging method of learning.
  • Relevant Subjects: We’ve developed a straightforward online safety programme that instructors will find easy to lead. This programme offers a wide range of relevant topics and practical tools designed to help young people safely navigate the digital world.

Impact and Reach

Digital Leaders has made a , with an encouraging increase in youth settings dedicated to educating young people about online safety. Here are some of our notable impact. We hope these examples demonstrate the growing need for online safety education.

  • Qualified Leaders: Across the UK, almost 6,000 primary and secondary Digital Leaders are making a difference by raising awareness and knowledge about online safety.
  • Teacher Feedback: An impressive 75% of teachers report that the programme helps fulfil their safeguarding duties.

Ready to Dive In?

The Digital Leaders Programme encourages young people to not only improve their online safety knowledge, but also to become positive voices, participate in peer-to-peer education, and develop skills and experiences that will prepare them for the workplace.

Visit the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme website to explore further, or register your interest here and experience our free trial of the platform before signing up! 🚀🔗

Together, we can create a safer digital world for young people around the globe.