Vodafone UK and the Vodafone Foundation are proud to be working in partnership with The Scout Association to support the Digital Maker and Digital Citizen Staged Activity Badges. Not only are we always looking for fresh ways to help enhance lives and our future through technology, but also we believe we all have a duty to ensure that the technology we have at our fingertips is used responsibly and in a sustainable way. Vodafone takes this to heart, focusing on two core principles:

  • Digital confidence for all: Ensuring everyone has access to technology and the confidence to use it
  • Digital wellbeing: Making sure the technology it provides is used to enhance the lives of individuals and families

To kick off the partnership, the Scouts’ Digital Manifesto was launched in January 2016. Made up of six clear and concise goals, it has been created to help all sections use digital technology in a way that is safe, smart, creative and responsible.

SCOUTS’ DIGITAL MANIFESTO GOALS

  1. Use digital to learn and embrace new skills
  2. Share your adventures digitally and inspire others
  3. Know when to switch off and balance screen time with outdoor activities
  4. Use digital skills to support your family and community
  5. Use digital to be creative
  6. Stay safe online and know the risks

Download your copy of the Scouts' Digital Manifesto for your meeting place.

DIGITAL MAKER AND DIGITAL CITIZEN STAGED ACTIVITY BADGES

In their commitment to help young people become more confident and resilient online, Vodafone have helped develop the tools and resources available at digitalskills.scouts.org.uk .  At this newly created site, a host of new online tools and resources to help leaders deliver the Digital Citizen and Digital Maker Staged Activity Badges can be found.

Make Do Share - Winter 2016 - Box projector activity download

Make Do Share - Spring 2017 - Digital detective activity download


STAY SAFE ONLINE GAME

Through the development of Stay Safe Online resources and a game, The Scouts Association and Vodafone aim to support young people in not only using technology to enhance their lives, but to do so safely.  

The game will take you through and exciting series of fun and interactive activities,  to help young people to understand how to stay safe online and ensure that young people understand both the benefits and risks of being online.

Click here to play!

Vodafone Foundation

Vodafone UK already supports a wide range of family focused initiatives worldwide through their Vodafone Foundation Connect for Good programme, including Digital Parenting magazine and My Tech Family training for schools. Our partnership, supported by the Vodafone Foundation, will help support young people in Scouting to develop improved digital skills, safety and confidence.

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