The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign has teamed up with Vodafone to create Be Strong Online – a new programme to help KS3 and KS4 students explore the digital world.
Be Strong Online uses a peer-to-peer approach to empower students and enable them to share knowledge about the digital world with younger students.
This module is called ‘My Digital Life’. This is a good place to start with the Be Strong Online programme, as it explores some of the basics when it comes to being online.
My Digital Life aims to open up a discussion among students about the way that technology and the internet has changed our lives, how we behave and how we communicate. It uses fun and engaging activities to encourage students to discuss things to bear in mind when using the internet, which take the form of ‘the four C’s’:
• Content – explores the differences between what we would share with people online and offline
• Contact – explored as part of a role play activity, which offers different scenarios relating to the four C’s
• Conduct – a ‘World Wide Web’ activity that gets students on their feet to discuss how easily things we post online can be shared
• Commercialism – one aspect of online commercial activity – in-app purchases – is explored in depth in a board game activity
This download contains four PDF documents which will enable you to train your Tech Trainers:
• My Digital Life Staff Guide: read this document first for instructions on how to run the module
• My Digital Life Lesson Plan: this is a document for Tech Trainers to follow
• My Digital Life Presentation: for use during the 20-minute session
• My Digital Life Info Sheet
This is the first module in the Be Strong Online programme, a new resource from The Diana Award and Vodafone to help students explore the digital world.
The programme will cover everything from gaming and selfies to privacy, apps and social networking. Be Strong Online uses a peer-to-peer format: each module provides all the resources needed for teachers to train a small group of students (who we call the ‘Tech Trainers’) to deliver short lessons to other students in the school.
This team of Tech Trainers can then be brought together again to deliver further modules which will be released over the coming months.
This peer-to-peer format format is based on the highly successful methods used by the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme, which provides anti-bullying training to schools and youth organisations. We have trained over 17,000 young people in the UK to be Anti-Bullying Ambassadors: young people who are responsible for raising awareness of bullying, leading campaigns, and ensuring the safety of their peers both online and offline.
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