Student Cyber Leaders

The Child Health Promotion Research Centre received funding from AVAYA to develop a student resource that will be used to help schools train student cyber leaders and to support staff who may work with these students.

Click on the video to listen to Prof. Donna Cross talk about the resources available in this module.

Student Cyber Leader Module

The Student CyberLeader resource is designed to help to build the self-efficacy of students to show leadership in their school and with their peers by encouraging and enabling other young people to use technology in positive ways. A teacher resource has also been developed to help school staff to train and support the student leaders to establish an ethos and environment where all students feel empowered to use technology in positive ways.

In this video clip, Prof. Donna Cross comments on the potential for using credible young people, CyberLeaders, as advocates for positive online behaviours.

CyberLeaders as credible advocates for positive online behaviours.

This video opens up the idea of teaching and educating young people in ‘mental health first aid’ as the research suggests peers are the first stop approach for help when dealing with a negative online environment.

The need to teach young people how to help

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