The new Childnet Digital Leaders training platform is here!

14 Jun 2022 UK SIC

We are excited to announce that the new Childnet Digital Leaders training platform has been launched – and is ready for your school’s pupils!

Current Digital Leaders told us that they wanted a more interactive, customisable and visually appealing platform with more up-to-date features.

So, we have developed a new platform that is fun, engaging and promotes online safety learning in an enjoyable and safe way. Features such as badges, points and modules completed are more easily accessible from the home page.

It also has new features such as a Team Leaderboard where Digital Leaders can compete with their classmates, a virtual companion who guides and encourages them through the learning content, unlockable customisable backgrounds and more.

We have updated our learning content, covering many of the issues relevant to young people. The new platform is more accessible for those with special educational needs too, with plain background options and subtitles on every video.

We have worked with our Digital Champions to ensure that we have attuned the platform to the needs of young people, and we thank them for all their hard work.

Existing Digital Leader schools

If you’re already a qualified Digital Leader – don’t worry! You’ll still be a Childnet Digital Leader even though the platform and learning content is different. In fact, existing Digital Leaders will be awarded our exclusive Digital Leaders Legacy badge!

Please see our guidance document with all the information teachers need about the new features, including how to enable your team to have access to the new platform. 

Existing Digital Leader schools have until the end of this academic year to complete their training on the current platform. Schools will be automatically migrated after 31 July 2022.

About Digital Leaders

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 gamified platform. They work through online modules, equipping them with the skills they need to go on to educate and support their peers.

Find out more about the benefits to pupils, teachers and schools here.

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