Be Strong Online comprised a series of online modules developed by The Diana Award and Vodafone, designed to be delivered by young people for young people.

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Be Strong Online was a peer-led programme to help young people develop digital resilience.

Be Strong Online contains free resources covering digital issues like cyberbullying, social media, online privacy, selfies, gaming and much more! These resources were developed to empower young people to be positive online role models and to help their peers navigate the online world safely.

Click below to access our archive of Be Strong Online modules. 

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What is Be Strong Online?

 

The Diana Award previously teamed up with Vodafone to create the Be Strong Online Ambassadors Programme as part of The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign. Be Strong Online covered everything from gaming and selfies to privacy, apps and social networking. This programme was led by young people as part of a team of Be Strong Online Ambassadors and empowered them to deliver short sessions on digital issues. Young people also promoted positive digital online behaviour amongst their peers and other young people. The modules are still available here to use and download. 

What does ‘peer-led’ mean?

Be Strong Online used a peer-to-peer model: this means that instead of adults teaching young people, it is the Ambassadors who taught their peers (people in their school or youth group) by leading short digital skills and awareness sessions. 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.

What is a Be Strong Online Ambassador?

The role of a Be Strong Online Ambassador was to raise awareness of digital issues and promote positive digital online behaviour. With the help of their staff leader and team members, they ran short, engaging digital skills and awareness sessions teaching their peers about how to Be Strong Online.

Can I be an Ambassador if I don’t know much about the 10 modules?
YES! Don’t worry if you don’t know much about the module topics. This programme aims to give every Ambassador the training they need to feel confident with the topic they run a session on. Your training will start with our full day training led by our staff and will later continue with the team training sessions run by your staff leader. The lesson plan and online platform will also be there to guide you and take you through how to run each activity step by step.
How can I learn more about the 10 modules?

There are ten modules in the Be Strong Online platform which aim to cover all aspects of our digital lives. Find out about the modules and download the resources you’ll need by checking out the module page.

How did the short Be Strong Online sessions work?

With the help of the Be Strong Online staff leader, young people selected one of our 10 modules that they wanted to deliver to their peers.  After learning about the topic on the online platform and completing the training sessions with their staff leader, the young people ran short 20 minutes sessions with groups of their peers. Each module follows this format:

  1. Intro
  2. Discussion about the topic (video)
  3. One 10 minute activity out of a choice of four
  4. Wrap-up, hand out follow-up activity sheet and Info sheets for students and parents
Is the Be Strong Online programme currently running? / How can I get involved?

After much success, partnership funding for the Be Strong Online programme sadly ended in 2019. If you may know a potential funder or may be interested in funding the Be Strong Online programme, get in touch.

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