The Health Promotion and Education Research Team at the Telethon Kids Institute received funding from the auDA Foundation to develop this Cyber Leaders' handbook to help students influence positive action among their peers by building and developing their leadership skills and cyber safety knowledge to help prevent or reduce harm from their behaviour online.
Content has also been drawn from the Cyber Leaders' student handbook developed by the Child Health Promotion Research Centre at Edith Cowan University, funded by AVAYA. You can download a copy of the AVAYA resource here. The resource is accompanied by the School Staff Handbook for Cyber Leaders and can be downloaded here.
The Health Promotion and Education Research Team primarily conducts applied and intervention research aimed at optimising the emotional and social health of children and adolescents. The team will continually advocate for children and adolescents' health, wellbeing and learning based on quality evidence of what works. To find out more about the team's work, click here.
The team partnered with Burn Bright Australia to create the leadership modules you have worked through as part of this handbook. Burn Bright is a not-for-profit organisation that ignites young people’s potential and increases wellbeing through leadership and character building school based programs. Burn Bright is committed to building long term partnerships with schools and tailors their programs to deliver experiences that have an impact and create an environment in which young people can thrive. Once a year in July, Burn Bright also hosts the Australian National Leadership Camp in Sydney for students in years 10-12. For more information visit www.burnbright.org.au