Digital Leaders Programme opens up to primary schools in e-safety drive

Internet safety charity Childnet is extending its Digital Leaders Programme to primary schools.

The news was announced earlier this month following a successful first year of the secondary school programme that has seen more than 1,000 young people undergo training to equip them to educate their peers, parents and teachers about staying safe online.

The programme is delivered by Childnet as part of its work as one of three charities in the UK Safer Internet Centre.

Digital Leaders offers young people access to an online community in which they can get training and support from Childnet’s experts, record achievements and earn badges, and collaborate and share inspiration with schools across the UK.

This approach has been backed by the 13 primary schools involved in the pilot. Carolyn Ellis-Gage from Norwich Road Academy in Thetford said: “My pupils are really enthusiastic about the training and love working through and gaining the badges.”

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