Innovative new online platform for Digital Leaders

08 Sep 2015 UK SIC

The Childnet Digital Leaders Programme aims to inspire and empower young people aged 11-18 years to take the lead in championing positive use of technology in their school or community.

Delivered as part of Childnet’s work as the UK Safer Internet Centre, and with support from Facebook, we have been developing an innovative new online community which will help create empowered and inspired Digital Leaders.

Designed to support Digital Leaders as they progress through the programme, the platform will help young people to:

  • Become an expert through training and sharing expertise
  • Make a difference by delivering activities in their school
  • Collaborate with Childnet Digital Leaders across the UK and with experts
  • Achieve recognition (including badges!) for their achievements

Become an expert

Childnet Digital Leaders will build their skills, expertise and confidence through completing training designed by Childnet’s expert education team. Using a flipped learning format, they complete an online module (including videos, interactive tasks and quizzes) and then have a follow up team meeting to consolidate their learning and plan next steps. On completion of the seven essential training modules, the Childnet Digital Leaders will be awarded their official badges and schools will be presented with a certificate. In addition, throughout the year, young people will be able to undertake further training, hear from experts in top tech companies and others in the internet safety field, and our expert team at Childnet are always on hand to answer any queries.


Young people will get involved in the Childnet Digital Leaders Community to connect with young people from across the UK and share ideas, inspiration and knowledge.

Make a difference

Young people will design and deliver a range of activities in their school; from educating young people to creating educational resources. On the platform they will be given advice and inspiration to help them achieve their goals, and they will be awarded for their achievements.


In the gamified learning environment, Digital Leaders will earn badges and points by engaging in the platform (for example, by completing training or contributing to discussions) and their team’s points will be entered into the national Leaderboard!

If you’re interested in finding out more, please get in touch with Sharon at to request a recruitment pack. 

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