What is a 'Digital Leader'?
A Digital Leader is a pupil who is part of a Digital Leaders Team within a school, whose role it is to support the use and to further the development of computing in school.
The Childnet Digital Leaders Programme is a youth leadership training programme empowering young people to educate their peers about online safety.
Groups of Digital Leaders complete training on an interactive, informative and fun platform. They work through online modules, equipping them with the skills they need to go on to educate and support their peers.
Overview of What can Digital Leaders do:
Who are our Digital Leaders?
This year so far, the Digital Leaders have helped to raise the profile of Computing further, helping staff to set up a new Computing space within the school. They have have placed updated posters about keeping safe online and the Computing Golden Threads around the school and spoken to classes in circle times about these themes. They continue to support Computing lessons and help maintain the equipment and new Computing Space.
The Digital Leaders led 2 whole-school assemblies on 'Staying Safe Online' in February 2023. They engaged the school community in meaningful discussions around exploring respect and meaningful relationships online as part of Safer Internet Day.
Small groups of Digital Leaders have supported Computing Lessons, helping children to access technology and meet Learning Objectives, supporting teachers.