Become a Childnet Youth Ambassador
Childnet, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, has an exciting opportunity for young people to become Youth Ambassadors.
Launching in July 2017, Childnet’s new Youth Advisory Board will be working on Project deSHAME. This new project aims to work towards online equality and to find ways to remove and prevent the online pressures and harassment young people can face online.
The Board will comprise a team of 10 young people aged between 13 and 17 who:
- are passionate about being heard
- have ideas about how to improve young people’s online experiences
- believe change can happen
Youth Ambassadors will have the opportunity to share their experiences and views on issues such as cyberbullying, peer pressure, healthy relationships and online sexual harassment. For example, name calling based on gender, or sexual orientations, or seeing private photos being shared around online.
They will be able to advise the Childnet team on how these issues can happen, and how to encourage young people to report unacceptable behaviour online.
If successful you will be directly involved in planning, developing and launching a national campaign that will raise awareness of these issues. The Youth Advisory Board will take the lead in finding solutions, and have the chance to advise parents, teachers and the police on how to make the internet a more inclusive and equal place.
If you, or someone you know, is up for the challenge, more information about the role and the application form can be found at childnet.com/new-for-schools/youth-ambassador
Applications close on 16th June 2017.