SID 2022 Ambassador Programme
An important aspect of anti-bullying prevention, wellbeing 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 campaign, Webwise is reaching out to post-primary students and encouraging and supporting them to address internet safety issues such as cyberbullying, online wellbeing, false information online, privacy, data protection and your rights online by leading awareness-raising campaigns in their clubs, schools, and communities.
We would love you to get involved!
Anyone can nominate a Safer Internet Day (SID) Ambassador, you can even nominate yourself! We are looking for young people who have the passion to lead an internet safety awareness raising campaign in their school.
Check out these highlights from 2020’s programme.
Webwise will provide online training to the youth ambassadors to empower them to lead safer internet campaigns in their schools. The programme will take place over December and January in the lead up to Safer Internet Day, 8th February 2022. There will be 5 online training sessions and the topics for each session are:
The topics for each session are:
- Welcome to the SID Ambassador Programme – Introductory session: 8th December 2021, 11.00am-12.00pm
- Youth Panel Showcase & Mentoring session: 6th January 2022, 11.00am-12.00pm
- Webwise SID theme campaign session: 11th January 2022, 12.00-1.00pm
- How to run an effective SID Campaign: 20th January 2022,12.00-1.00pm
- Special Guest panel Q&A Session: TBC
With each session building on the last the sessions will form a step-by-step guide for students on how to lead an effective internet safety awareness raising campaign. The peer-led element to the programme is key and the online programme will keep the brainstorming and smaller group discussions that students enjoyed and found most beneficial from previous training.
Attendance at all training sessions is mandatory and students must use a wi-fi connected device with access to a camera and microphone in order to be able to fully participate in the online training programme. Each online meeting will last for approximately one hour and you will work with your coordinating teacher to arrange a quiet space and appropriate use of technology in order to be able to fully participate in the programme.
Webwise will also host one online training session for teachers who have students participating in the SID Ambassador Programme. This session will guide teachers on how best to support their students to lead their Safer Internet Day initiatives. Teachers of students that have been accepted onto the programme can sign up for the training in November. Information on this will be sent to teachers once all student applications have been processed.
Safer Internet Day Ambassadors are teenagers who want to do something about internet safety and online wellbeing. 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/cyberbullying or other positive campaigns in your schools/community or youth group.
Why Join the Safer Internet Day Ambassador Programme?
Almost 85,000 people joined us in celebrating Safer Internet Day across Ireland in 2021. Help us make Safer Internet Day 2022 an even bigger success by becoming a Safer Internet Day Ambassador.
Our Safer Internet Day Ambassador Programme is a peer to peer youth programme that gives students an opportunity to start an online safety campaign in their own school. The SID Ambassador Programme empowers students by providing them with opportunities to develop leadership, human relations, team building and communication skills. Students make a commitment to lead by example, demonstrate respect and responsibility and engage in community service. This is a great opportunity to work with students from across Ireland and help create a positive environment in schools and communities.
How many students can apply?
Places on the programme are limited, we advise students to apply early to avoid disappointment. A maximum of two students per school will be accepted into the programme.
The programme requires students to set up a Safer Internet Day committee, and we recommend that groups of students interested in participating nominate two ambassadors/representatives to apply for the programme.
How Do I Sign Up?
The application process for the Safer Internet Day Ambassador Programme is now open and you can click here to apply.
Applications will close Monday, 1st November at 5:00pm.