‘eSafety Label+: Become the next eSafety Champion’ is a 28-month project that aims to mobilise and foster the exchange of knowledge and best practices among a wide community of European teachers and other school actors to better equip schools for a safe and responsible digital future.
The vision of the project can be summed up in the project’s tagline: ‘Become the next eSafety Champion,’ which is a call to action to all school staff to acquire ownership when it comes to online safety in school.
eSafety Label+ draws upon, and moves beyond, the current eSafety Label ecosystem, taking its activities to a next level, by selecting and coaching a dynamic group of eSafety Champions, empowering them to lead and stimulate online safety education in a peer-to-peer manner in their local communities.
The eSafety Champions will receive a nine-month training comprised of a series of online learning events and webinars as well as a final three-day offline course at EUN’s Future Classroom Lab. Once certified, the second stage if the coaching scheme will allow these eSafety Champions to pass on lessons learned to their local communities and train further school staff, as well as the wider school community, including pupils and parents.
In more concrete terms, the group of eSafety Champions will:
- Map current needs and key online safety priorities for teachers.
- Build a comprehensive variety of online learning materials designed by teachers for teachers.
- Mobilise a wide community of teachers, heads of schools, ICT coordinators and, other school actors, through an ongoing exchange of expertise and best practice experience.
Moreover, developed materials will be integrated into an eSafety Champion MOOC, which will in turn help to further mainstream a comprehensive set of best practice solutions, while driving additional traffic towards the eSafety Label ecosystem.