Back in 2022: Digital Ambassadors

PROJECT ROCKIT is again teaming up with Meta in a landmark partnership to build the next generation of Digital Ambassadors all over Australia.

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PROJECT ROCKIT Digital Ambassadors (powered by Meta) unites Year 7 & 8 students across Australian schools to participate in a national movement of positive change against (cyber)bullying. Led by young people, for young people, it is an online event that provides youth-driven training focused on building supportive peer networks and creating positive online communities.

This youth-driven program will equip your students with tools to take control of online platforms, provide strategies to shut down online hate and (cyber)bullying, and empower them to take positive action online on the issues they care about.

In 2022 we are running 16 events across Term 3 & 4, allowing you to choose the time that suits you best! Your students can attend using individual devices (recommended to get the most out of the platform’s interactive features) or using a central classroom screen, so whatever your set-up, you can be involved.

You can register at the end of this page!

Welcome to Digital Ambassadors! I want to commend you on standing up to online hate and being the agents for the kind of positive change that we need to see online. We're behind your mission, and we support you all the way.

Julie Inman-Grant, eSafety Commissioner
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PROJECT ROCKIT Digital Ambassadors is here!

It's time to shake up the way we tackle (cyber)bullying.In 2019 we'll be uniting students across Australia to join a national movement of change against online hate. PROJECT ROCKIT Digital Ambassadors will equip 10,000 students with tools to spark action in their schools and build a safer, kinder digital world. And it's powered by Facebook and Instagram so it's free to be involved!Register you school at www.projectrockit.com.au/digitalambassadors.

Posted by PROJECT ROCKIT on Monday, December 17, 2018

What's it about?

A Digital Ambassador is a powerful source of leadership in the online world - making every effort to choose kindness and utilise strategies to safely connect and tackle online hate. Now entering its third year, Digital Ambassadors has equipped 14,387 young people with skills and strategies to use their online power for good, with 71% reporting they are more confident to challenge (cyber)bullying than they were before the program. This year, Digital Ambassadors is back online and your Year 7 & 8 students across metropolitan and regional Australia are invited to attend for FREE.

How does it work?

Stage 1: Empowering events

The online events will bring together students from metropolitan and regional schools to grow a generation of digital ambassadors, who are equipped with the empathy and skills to tackle online hate and lead a better, kinder digital world. Tune in with your year level to the 45 min event on our secure interactive platform where they will experience relatable and dynamic content, polls, and live chat with our presenters who will be there to answer their questions.

Stage 2: Online Action Hub

You have access to the Online Action Hub, providing ongoing resources to reinforce core messages, extend learning and spark peer-led action within schools for navigating the online world. The Action Hub reinforces the event experience into lasting change that can be led by young people. Through the hub, educators and Digital Ambassadors plug into a collective, youth-designed toolkit that gives them everything they need to create social change in their own communities.

Stage 3: Join the movement

With leadership skills, new perspectives, buckets of empathy and a community of peers committed to change, students are ready to use their online power for good. This is more than just a one-off school workshop. You will be plugging into a movement of over 300,000 young people who are united and ready to stand up to bullying - on and offline. Together we navigate the risks and rewards of challenging (cyber)bullying with credible strategies to shut down online hate.

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Working with Meta

In an Australian-first, landmark partnership, Meta (previously Facebook) have contributed $1 million to scale up PROJECT ROCKIT’s youth-driven approach. This year, the partnership will grow an additional 7,000 Digital Ambassadors from 80 schools across Australia, bringing us to a total of 22,000 Digital Ambassadors (and counting!). This marks a ten year history of PROJECT ROCKIT partnering with Meta to deliver high impact events and campaigns tackling (cyber)bullying, with PROJECT ROCKIT serving on Meta’s global Safety Advisory Board and raising young people’s perspectives to those in a position to make positive change.

“Being a Digital Ambassador means doing what’s right - shutting down bullying, standing up for what’s right and supporting ideas that I agree with. As a Digital Ambassador it’s my job to make the internet a safer, healthier place, because everyone is beautiful in their own way and deserves to feel good about themselves, others and the world.”

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How do we sign up?

Simply fill out the form below where you can choose the event time that suits you best. You will receive your event link and event pack prior to the event and our team will be in touch to answer any further questions. Spots are limited, so register your students for your preferred date below!

Register your school