The Digital Leader workshops are a series of hands-on workshops designed to teach high school students about cyber safety in a real, relevant and relatable way.
Delivered in partnership with IBM SkillsBuild, these workshops are being offered free of charge to government and low-fee independent schools across Australia.
With a focus on hands on activities, and relevant case studies, these programs have been designed to get students thinking about how safe they are being online, and how the technology they use to connect and collaborate can be used in different ways.
Generation Z, those born between the years 1995 - 2010, are a generation unlike any other that has come before. Growing up in a world of touch screen devices and constant connectivity, this generation often learns how to use devices before they learn how to speak. It is this unique development that has coined them the nickname of the ‘Digital Natives’.
This generation doesn't see screen time and constant connectivity as a bad thing, they see technology as an extension of themselves, and as a tool to help them connect, collaborate and learn.
Technology helps Generation Z in many aspects of their lives, but it also makes them vulnerable to online harassment, phishing, fraud on the internet, privacy leaks, and other cybercrimes. Now more than ever is it crucial that we teach students about cyber safety.
Throughout our cyber safety workshops we will be using the IBM SkillsBuild Platform. The SkillsBuild Platform is helping IBM in their mission to help people prepare for the changing world of work.
The pace of digital acceleration and the demand for core technical and professional skills continues to intensify. IBM, believe that learners at all stages of the employment continuum need access to the skills that will allow them to compete in an ever-evolving economy. IBM has been committed to closing the gap for students, job seekers, and the organisations that support them through our programs and platforms for decades. SkillsBuild is a free platform that has two key sections; one for students and one for educators.
To secure a date please complete our booking form and one of our team will be in touch. We are based in Brisbane, however, will be travelling around to different locations to deliver these programs.
Workshops would take place in your school. All that would be required is a space that could hold 30 - 50 students has a projector/screen, tables and chairs. Programs would be run by 2 BOP facilitators.
The sessions will run for between 1-2 hours per session. There is flexibility with session length to accomodate your school timetable and can run multiple sessions a day. The aim is to run sessions with a minimum of 100 students per day.