The future of work is going through transformational change. The importance of having a strong foundational understanding of digital skills for employability and entrepreneurship is essential to every young person’s chance of succeeding in the future economy.
For the last three years we’ve run a pioneering scheme called Nominet Digital Neighbourhood. We explored this theme further in 2019, building on our strategic partnerships with micro:bit education foundation and Livity.
Scouts Digital Citizen badge
With the Scouts, we’ve relaunched the Digital Citizen Badge. The brand new curriculum will help young people be safer online through fun and engaging activities that encourage critical thinking. Activities include how to work out the authenticity of news, manage cyber bullying and how to best mitigate other potential online harms in a positive and proactive way.
To help us develop the new curriculum we commissioned research into what it means to be a Digital Citizen in 2019, identifying the key areas associated with Digital Citizenship where Scouting could help young people. Read the research here.
Part of this initiative was to also launch a dedicated online safety badge for Safer Internet Day.
micro:bit Educational Foundation
Nominet has been working closely with the Micro:bit Educational Foundation for 18 months to develop and launch a free educational platform to empower every teacher to deliver creative digital projects and computing lessons. The platform includes micro:bit classroom, designed to democratise access to technology and broaden access to computing education.
READ MORE on micro:bitTHIS IS HOW podcast series
THIS IS HOW podcast series was developed in partnership with Livity to help inspire young people to opt for digital careers. It formed a key part of our public benefit programme and commitment to provide support and opportunities to tackle some of the important digital issues facing young people in the UK today. The series explored digital creative roles, all through the lens of those working at the forefront of these industries such as ITV, tapping into the passions and interests of this audience. Following two successful podcast series and hundreds of people taking the digital careers quiz, This is How has now officially closed. If you’re still interested in exploring opportunities for digital careers and digital skills, we recommend you visit Jobs & Courses in Digital Careers at The Prince’s Trust. With agreement, we are delighted that some of the learning and resources from This is How have been adapted to contribute to this broader support.