Digital Leaders (Online Safety)

Updated for 2018

Maximise pupil involvement to
promote Online Safety…

We also offer computing digital leader training  here.

  • Empowers pupil voice
  • Makes online safety learning fun and effective
  • Has a proven positive impact on pupils – including safer online behaviours and increased online safety knowledge
  • Digital Leaders gain key skills such as leadership and management, communication and collaboration
  • Engages parents and staff
  • Provides evidence of impact so you are ready for inspection
  • Digital leaders help you work towards outstanding online safety practice in school and across your community

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  • Full online safety training provided for your digital leader group.
  • Suitable for secondary and primary pupils from year 4 upwards.
  • Ideal for around eight pupils who will be shown how to support others by promoting important online safety messages.
  • The digital leaders will be shown how to create assemblies and online support materials that can be linked from the school website.
  • Pupil involvement is a key element in promoting online safety effectively. From the 360Safe framework: “The school acknowledges, learns from and uses the high level of skills and knowledge of young people in the use of new technologies. Staff frequently invite pupils / students to contribute through their knowledge and skills. The school involves pupils / students in online safety campaigns and in peer mentoring, buddying and counselling schemes and as student researchers. Young people actively contribute to parents’ evenings and family learning programmes with online safety as their focus.”
  • High quality resources including the best online safety videos will be left with the school.
  • A reporting form for pupils to report incidents can be set up.
  • No previous experience needed.
  • No staff cover needed!

Simply provide a room with computers or laptops and we’ll do the rest.

We have run a day of digital leaders in lots of schools

Digital Leader Schools

In January, a group of Year 4 and 5 children received a day’s training on becoming Digital Leaders. Brett was great and he really encouraged the children to think carefully about how they can keep themselves and others safe online. The children were engaged and enthusiastic throughout. Since the training, the children have been busy preparing an assembly and parent workshop for Safer Internet day and have created their own Digital Leader display board. The children really enjoyed the training and are keen to make an impact in their new roles.
Alex Stranks, Computing Subject Leader, Fitzmaurice Primary School, Bradford on Avon

Since your training our Digital Leaders have been very keen to implement the ideas raised. They have conducted a whole school assembly covering a range of topics. The children really enjoyed the training and you could see that they were buzzing to go following it. It has given them a clearer picture of what their role is and the group a renewed impetus to develop their roles within their classes and within the school.
Diana Higton, Headteacher, St John’s Primary School, Stoke on Trent

Brett from Catshill Learning Partnerships came in to school for a day and worked with our year 7, 8 and 9 Digital Leaders in order to help them support the e-safety work we are engaged with. It was a very worthwhile and exciting day; the pupils found the experience meaningful and were able to create some great resources that will help the John Henry Newman community stay safe online. This work was invested back into school life to enable a proper coherent e-safety campaign designed and led by the Digital Leaders using Brett’s expertise.
Daniel Harvey, Head of Computing, John Henry Newman Catholic College, Solihull

We used Catshill Learning Partnerships to deliver a day of digital leader training for our pupils. They greatly enjoyed their day and are still buzzing about it!
Robert Yates, Headmaster, Eversfield Preparatory School, Solihull

A group of children from year 4 and year 5 recently received digital leader training from Catshill Learning Partnerships. They have been very excited since and are very eager to implement their new skills. They have now set up regular meetings where they can discuss their roles and what to do next. They have planned an assembly and have also begun to design their own e-safety display. They really enjoyed the training day and have thrived in their new role within the school.
David Porter, Headteacher, Belle Vue Primary School, Wordsley

We were delighted with the two days training Catshill Learning Partnerships offered – it had all of our children considering their safety online.
David Bushnell, Deputy Head, Gayhurst School, Gerrards Cross

A fantastic way to maximise pupil involvement in e-safety delivery

A complete day (9am-3.30pm) costs just £480 and remember there are no additional charges!

Need more time? No problem, book a second day and save 10%, add a twilight (3.45-4.45pm) onto the day for just £75.

Book your day using the form below or email

Example plan for the day

Plan for the day (can be modified to suit school needs)

  1. Introductions
  2. Online Safety – Where are you?
  3. Online Safety – Key Messages
    1. Privacy
    2. Stranger danger
    3. Cyberbullying
    4. Social media
    5. Digital Literacy and security
    6. Online gaming
    7. Radicalisation
  4. Getting the message over
    1. Online Safety Scenarios
    2. Prioritising the messages
    3. Video reviews
    4. Appropriateness and audience
  5. A Safe Online Campaign
    1. Planning a local campaign
    2. Design of effective posters with key messages
    3. Create a website for pupils and the school community
    4. Design an assembly for all year groups
    5. Design a lesson for classes on being safe online
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