Safer Internet Day Ambassador Programme

Safer Internet Day Ambassador Programme

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Become a Safer Internet Day Ambassador

An important aspect of anti-bullying prevention and internet safety in schools is the active involvement of students in building a positive school climate. As a part of our Safer Internet Day 2018 campaign, Webwise is reaching out to post-primary students and encouraging and supporting them to address the issue of cyberbullying and internet safety by leading awareness raising campaigns in their clubs, schools, and communities. We would like you to get involved!

What’s involved?

Anyone can nominate a Safer Internet Day (SID) Ambassador who has the passion to lead a campaign. You can also nominate yourself. This year almost 100 students from around Ireland gathered together for the Safer Internet Day (SID) Training Ambassador Programme in Facebook HQ. In partnership with the Irish Secondary Schools Students’ Union (ISSU), Webwise provided online (webinars) and offline training to the youth ambassadors to empower them to lead safer internet campaigns in their schools. This is a great opportunity to work with students from across Ireland and help create a positive environment in schools and communities. 

The centrepiece of this year’s Safer Internet Day was the #BeInCtrl campaign awareness video which featured advice from our SID Ambassadors on how they will #BeInCtrl. Webwise also launch an exciting competition for schools. The grand prize was an exclusive performance by X Factor’s Sean & Conor Price, which took place in the winning school.

Sean and Conor

Who’s involved?

Safer Internet Day Ambassadors are teenagers who want to do something about cyber bullying or another internet safety issue. They don’t need any special expertise or experience, just a commitment to do something positive. We would love to hear from teenagers who have previous experience of leading internet safety/cyber-bullying or other positive campaigns in your schools/community or youth group.

Why join the Safer Internet Day Ambassador Programme?

Over 102,000 students joined us in celebrating Safer Internet Day across Ireland in 2018. Help us make Safer Internet Day 2019 an even bigger success by becoming a Safer Internet Day Ambassador. Each SID Ambassador will receive free online and offline training from the Webwise team and members of ISSU (Irish Second-Level Students Union).

The SID Ambassadors will develop teamwork and communication skills and will also learn about leadership. This is a great opportunity to work with students from across Ireland and help create a positive environment in schools and communities.

How do I sign up?

Simply fill in an application. Please note: SID Ambassador places are limited. Applications will be open from September. Keep an eye out on our social media for reminders of the application dates. Check out this years training day in Facebook HQ! Read more about how Safer Internet Day Ambassadors and people around Ireland celebrated Safer Internet Day 2018 here.

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