Our partnership with the Nominet aims to equip our scouts with the inspiration, skills and knowledge to be positive, active, citizens online and offline. By using digital means in a clever and savvy way, they will be encouraged to positively impact their surroundings, whether in their scout meeting place, their communities or in the world!
Nominet is supporting The Scouts to develop relevant skills and a good understanding of what it takes to be positively active online whilst being safe and responsible. In a world that is ever-changing, the boundary between the digital and the real world is increasingly fading, especially for young people.
This exciting and ambitious project started with an important reflection on what we mean by being a digital citizen and what skills and attitudes it involves.
Safer Internet Day - 11 February 2020
Keeping young people safe couldn’t be more important. That’s why we’re backing Safer Internet Day on 11 February 2020. It’s all about promoting online safety for young people, helping them use digital technology responsibly, respectfully and creatively, while getting them to think and ask questions.
Here are the ways you can get involved:
- Order the Safer Internet Day Fun badge for your Scouts from at Scout Store (available all year)
- Try these two activities with your young people; Yes, no, maybe and Digital Detectives.
- Read this blog to understand why it is so important that we support this work.
Scouts is just one of over 2,000 organisations across the UK taking part in Safer Internet Day from tech companies and schools to charities, youth groups and football clubs.
Eleanor Bradley, Managing Director of Registry Solutions and Public Benefit at Nominet, "Safer Internet Day will help young people to develop resilience and critical thinking skills," she says, "to improve their safety online by challenging assumptions and reflecting on their activity."
In partnership with Nominet we have carried out some research, conducted by Unthinkable, to gather insights from digital experts, scout volunteers and young people in scouting on what digital citizenship means.
The findings have highlighted the importance of having a programme that should touch on these different themes: Health and Wellbeing, Digital Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Positive Interaction and Social Action.
The Scouts now intend to work to create a programme and activities that are relevant and engaging for scouts groups in order to achieve the outcomes identified through this research. So watch this space!
Make Do Share activities
Digital Citizenship Competition
To enter the Digital Citizenship Competition and be in for a chance of winning tech equipment for you group you need to;
- Ask all parents/carers to fill in this survey
- The Scout Leader must then fill in this form to share their video with us.
Please ensure you read all the guidance carefully.
There are a few things you can do to help make uploading videos online that bit safer.
- Create a Google account that is used by the whole section
- Sign into YouTube using the Google account and switch on restricted mode
- When you upload videos, select ‘unlisted’
- Disable the comments
- Make sure parents and carers are aware and have given consent for the competition and this form is submitted with the competition entry
It is the responsibility of the local scout group to ensure data is secure. The video should be removed 6 months after the competition is complete. Please ensure you have reviewed our Data policies.
Please review the Terms and Conditions.
Nominet has been at the forefront of innovation for 20 years through its internet registry solutions, cyber security services and dynamic spectrum management. Driven by a commitment to use technology to improve connectivity, security and inclusivity online, Nominet is a profit with a purpose company supporting initiatives that contribute to a vibrant digital future. www.nominet.uk. Read more about Nominet’s Public Benefit strategy to support young people through technology.