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Our new partnership with Vodafone is going to help equip young people with the tools to stay safe online, and empower them to make the most of their digital skills. Take a look at our new Digital Manifesto here.

This week, we're looking at one of the points from the Manifesto: stay safe online and know the risks. We’ve gathered together these six great ways to help you and your Scouts stay safe online. 

1. The Stay Safe leaflets contain information for young people on staying safe online, and help them understand how to report anything which makes them feel uncomfortable.

You can order the Beaver leaflet, Cub leaflet, Scout leaflet or Explorer leaflet for your section free of charge.

We'll be sharing six ways to stay safe online on Facebook and Twitter starting next week, so stay tuned!

Digital Manifesto

2. Make sure you have a look at our Digital Manifesto created in partnership with Vodafone and the Vodafone Foundation, which contains six topics we’ll be covering in the coming weeks and months. With your support, The Scout Association and Vodafone will empower young people to develop their digital skills. Find our more here

Developing digital skills

3 and 4. Following 2015’s Programme Refresh, there are two new Staged Activity Badges on offer for Scouts wishing to hone their digital skills! Find out more about the Digital Citizen Staged Activity Badge and the Digital Maker Staged Activity Badge here. 

5. You can also check out our blog on supporting young people to earn their Digital Maker Badge, full of links, tips and tricks to make the process as smooth as possible! 

Hearing from young people

6. To hear from young people about the support they're really after from volunteers, make sure you have a read of these interviews with young people from different sections, which will shed some light on how you can help.

You can find out more about Safer Internet Day here

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