Pupils from St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School are set to become Digital Leaders after joining an innovative new internet safety programme from UK charity, Childnet International. Launching in September 2015, the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme aims to empower young people to champion digital citizenship and digital creativity within their schools and to educate their peers, parents and teachers about staying safe online.
By signing up to the programme our school will join an exciting online community, where they will access training and support from Childnet’s expert team, record achievements, and collaborate and share inspiration with schools across the UK. Once they have completed the training, these young people will become ‘digital leaders’, delivering impactful e-safety messages in school throughout the year through providing training, resources and activities. Supported by Facebook and the European Union, the programme will also give young people opportunities to engage with leading technology companies and have a say in creating a better internet for the future.
An internet safety drawing made by children of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School