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Digital leaders

This Year, we have signed up to the Childnet Digital Leader programme. We can't wait to get started.


"The Childnet Digital Leaders Programme is a youth leadership training programme empowering young people to educate their peers about online safety.

Childnet is a leading online safety charity with a mission to make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people. We are the only online safety charity in the UK delivering an online peer-to-peer training programme that directly helps education settings embed a comprehensive approach to 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." 



Module one complete!

Module 1: An introduction to the Digital leader programme

The digital leaders have completed their first module and have talked about what makes a good digital leader and their digital footprint.


We think a good digital leader:

  • Helps children to stay safe on the Internet
  • Supports children with their work if they need help
  • Is responsible for helping with laptops and I-pads in the classroom
  • Can help other children to logon if they need help
  • Promotes online safety across the school
  • Encourages others to stay safe and ways to get help if they need it


Qualities of a digital leader:

  • Being helpful
  • Being kind
  • Showing compassion
  • Being supportive
  • Being knowledgeable 
  • Being confident


Module 1 complete yes


Our next one is all about cyberbullying. Please speak to an adult or a digital leader if you are worried about this.

Module 2 complete!

The digital leaders have completed a module all about cyberbullying. They have learnt about what the word means and also what they could do if someone comes to them with worries about cyberbullying. 

Safer Internet Day module complete yes

The children learn about Safer Internet and together we planned and led an assembly to teach the school all about this years theme of 'free to be me.' 

We also wrote a letter to the parents and we sent home a family internet safety plan for parents and carers to use with their children to keep safe online at home. We have an exciting day planned in March with Childnet which will be helping us all to stay safe on the internet including children, staff, parents and governors. More details to follow!

Introducing our digital leaders...

Our digital leader meetings


We wanted to find out more about online safety in our school. First, we filled in a questionnaire about ourselves. Then we went back to our classes to find out more about how safe our class are online.


Darcylea found out that 24 people in her class use laptops at home or in school.


Grace found out that 25 people in her class like to use the Internet to play games. 


Ruby found out that 3C like to watch TV using the Internet like Netflix or Youtube.


Emilia found out that 21 people in her class like to use websites to watch vides like Youtube. 


Teighan found out that when children in her class go online, 10 of them stay online for 3 hours or more!


Ruby in 4R found out that 11 people in her class go online every night!


We were very surprised that so many people use the Internet so we want to make sure they do it safely!

Welcome to our school website!