Childnet Digital Leaders Prepare for Safer Internet Day

02 Feb 2018 Becca Cawthorne

Young people take the lead across the UK for Safer Internet Day on 6th February.

Childnet Digital Leaders from all over the UK are currently preparing activities in their schools to raise awareness of Safer Internet Day and educate their peers about how to make the internet a better place.

Delivered by Childnet, as part of its work as one of three charities in the UK Safer Internet Centre, the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme trains young people to be online safety peer educators.

Childnet staff Charlotte and Ricquel recently visited The Greneway Middle School and Hazelmere Junior School to find out more about their Digital Leader’s team achievements. 

The Greneway Middle School

The Digital Leaders at The Greneway Middle School in Royston have been working hard over the past term completing their online training modules on topics such as “online risks” and “creating a kinder internet.” The team have planned an assembly for Safer Internet Day where they will introduce themselves to the whole school as Digital Leaders available to support anyone with concerns about anything happening online. In addition to their introductory assembly, the team have a whole week of presentations and quizzes planned to tailor online safety advice for the different year groups. Years 5 & 6 will be taught about general online conduct and how to keep themselves safe online, whilst years 7 & 8 will have a more detailed presentation about social media, privacy settings and managing their digital footprint. 

Hazelmere Junior School

The Digital Leaders at Hazelmere Junior School in Colchester have been carrying out their roles over the past school year and deliver school assemblies every term. For Safer Internet Day the team are performing a play for the whole school about the consequences of sharing inappropriate photos online and the importance of being kind online. They are also planning to create lunchtime drop in sessions for any pupils who need advice on online issues such as cyberbullying. The Digital Leaders are very eager to expand their knowledge of cyberbullying so they can provide the best support for their peers.

Cyberbullying video by Anson Primary School

Harnessing the power of youth

Young people across the UK are delivering activities in support of Safer Internet Day and we’ve been very inspired to see and hear about all the creative ways our Digital Leaders are raising awareness of Safer Internet Day 2018.

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If your school is a part of the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme and are planning activities for SID we’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us at

If you’re interested in enrolling your school on to the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme you can find more information here on the Childnet Website

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