PARTNERING WITH THE SCOUTS
To mark Safer Internet Day this year on 11th February, we worked with the Scouts to launch a dedicated badge focused on online safety. The Safer Internet Day Fun badge is designed to help drive healthy and positive relationships with technology and it was available to over 400,000 Scouts in the UK throughout February 2020.
Tapping into the theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day – online identity, this badge had two age related activities to help young people spot fake news and be more aware of their digital footprint. Through fun and interactive tasks, the activities are intended to aid resilience, critical thinking and improve safety online.
Matt Hyde, Chief Executive of the Scout Association comments:
“Given our unique position working with hundreds of thousands of girls and boys to build life skills, we work hard to understand and find the best ways to engage them in having a healthy and positive relationship with technology – as well as enjoying the great outdoors. Engaging Scouts right across our Movement on an important topic in an appealing way is a key part of this, and we are delighted to be delivering this badge for Safer Internet Day thanks to Nominet, who sponsor our Digital Citizen Badge.”