Kids spend a large amount of time online learning, socialising and in some instances, gaming, when they reach Secondary school.
While there are many benefits, socialising online can present a number of problems, from cyberbullying to trolling and peer pressure.
Using real life scenarios, the DigiPledge teaches adolescents how to make the right choices online and explore the consequences of making poor decisions.
“The DigiPledge gives you the chance to talk to your kids about their online world. By doing this, they’ll be more comfortable coming to you if they’re being hassled or bullied online. And that’s exactly what you want them to do.” – Kate Everett
Consisting of eight modules, the DigiPledge explores several topics including protecting privacy, social-networking & gaming and communicating safely online to name a few. These topics and more are covered in more detail throughout the eight-module course. When all topics are successfully completed, users receive a DigiPledge certificate in acknowledgement of having the skills and knowledge to safely explore the online world.