BE STRONG ONLINE AMBASSADOR programme

regional TRAINING DAYS

The Diana Award is running free training days across the UK to train young people to be Be Strong Online Ambassadors.

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The Be Strong Online Ambassador Programme, created in partnership with Vodafone, is a peer-led scheme for schools and youth groups to help young people explore the digital world safely. Covering topics such as Selfies & Self-esteem, Digital footprint, Gaming and Critical Thinking, Be Strong Online empowers students to share their experiences of the digital world, signpost sources of support, encourage positive online behaviour, and develop skills in areas such as public speaking and leadership.

Our approach is peer-led. We recognise that young people are the best agents for change in their schools and communities and are best placed to help their peers learn about the online world

 

HOW DOES THE BE STRONG ONLINE PROGRAMME WORK?

Step 1: Register your interest in attending a Be Strong Online training day  - attending a training day is the first stage of the programme! 

Step 2: Attend a regional Be Strong Online training day  - by the end of the day, students will be equipped to run sessions with their peers about online topics and will be a Be Strong Online Ambassador!

Step 3: Return to school where Be Strong Online ambassadors will deliver short sessions, raise awareness and lead campaigns for their peers on topics such as Peer Pressure Online, Social Media and Digital Detoxing! We provide all the resources for this! There’s 10 modules with 40 activities to choose from!

 

Check out the video below for what to expect from attending a Be Strong Online training day - the first step in becoming a Be Strong Online Ambassador!

 
 

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE TRAINING DAYS?

The Be Strong Online Ambassador Programme regional training days are fun, interactive and informative, and will cover:

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Training Days are all day events which provide a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with passionate staff, professionals and young people from schools, academies and organisations in your local area. Through the day's activities, students will work together to explore:

  • the opportunities and risks presented to young people by the internet

  • how young people's offline lives can be affected by what happens online

  • how Be Strong Online Ambassadors can be leaders in their school to help start conversations with their peers about online issues that matter to them

Students will also have the opportunity to practice facilitating an activity from one of the module resources with other students to develop their confidence in running a Be Strong Online session. By the end of the day, both staff and young people will feel empowered and confident to take back their great ideas from the day and put them into practice.

HOW ARE TEACHING STAFF INVOLVED IN THE DAY?

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Staff are actively encouraged to get involved with all the activities with the young people (when else will you have the chance to play Human Bingo?) and are asked to help keep students engaged and on task. 

You will attend a Staff Session lead by one of our training facilitators which will cover what your role will be in helping your students to run Be Strong Online sessions back at school, where you can find all of the module resources and will go over things to bear in mind such as Safeguarding and covering tricky topics. 

Once back at school, you will help your ambassadors to run Be Strong Online sessions and you will become our key contact for feedback and updates. We love hearing about how schools are using the resources and how the Be Strong Ambassadors are developing in their roles!

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE TRAINING DAY?

After receiving our training, students become Be Strong Online Ambassadors and are responsible for running short educational sessions for students on online safety, facilitating discussions about students' digital lives and online behaviour, and running campaigns across their school to raise awareness of digital issues.

We provide all the resources for these sessions including presentations, lesson plans, parent guides and much more! There are 10 different module topics to choose from such as Digital Detox, Peer Pressure Online, Social Media and lots more! Be sure to check out our dedicated module resource page:

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN BOOKING PLACES AT AN UPCOMING TRAINING DAY BELOW:

  • 5th December 2018 - Glasgow - FULL, please register and select ‘Glasgow’ to go on the waiting list

  • If you can’t see a suitable date or a date is full, please register your interest using the button below and select ‘other’ - we will keep you informed if we are looking for a host school in your area in 2019.

If you have any questions at all, please contact the Be Strong Online team on bestrongonline@diana-award.org.uk. We look forward to seeing you and your students at a Training Day soon!

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