Activities With a Difference - Digital Safety Campaign
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is the world's leading youth achievement award, with over 438,000 young people currently doing their DofE in the UK. 14-24-year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.
In these unprecedented times, during the Covid-19 outbreak, RESOLVEit is aiming to reach out to as many young people as possible and find ways in which young people doing their DofE can complete the volunteering sections from their own homes.
We believe our community challenge is a great way for those undertaking the DofE qualifications to develop their own skills at the same time as raising personal safety awareness in their community, positively impacting and improving the lives within the local community.
RESOLVEit will deliver a practical online session, via Zoom, to support RESOLVEit Heroes. The session is designed to ensure the Heroes feel comfortable and safe while helping others to remain safe and includes practical elements of self defence.
PERSONAL SAFETY AWARENESS
We believe our community challenge is a great way for those undertaking the DofE to develop their own understanding of personal safety at the same time as having a positive impact on their local community by raising awareness of personal safety and in turn, improving lives.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Every student who gets involved in this challenge will be trained remotely via Zoom to become a RESOLVEit Safety Hero.
To become a RESOLVEit Safety Hero, young people will need to complete a number of steps:
We have various materials for teachers and students to use:
This Challenge will enable you to develop as effective and responsible members of your local community.
By completing the Community Challenge you will be able to recognise the contributions you can make towards improving the community in which you live and the benefits this will have for you, others and the wider environment.
You will demonstrate how you can create and manage an action plan whilst developing opportunities for the community and with the use of feedback be able to reflect and review your personal performance when planning and carrying out the activity.
We all need to be more aware of our own personal safety and the challenges we may meet on a personal level, in our local community and school.
During this challenge, you will focus on real-life concerns and needs through activities which aim to make a difference in the community. You must consider whether you need to develop and extend your skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to successfully meet the needs of the Challenge.
“How can you raise awareness and make a difference?”- This is your opportunity to help!
You will spend your 3 months (12 hours) delivering safety messages online to your local community. You will receive the knowledge and training needed to do this during your time spent with RESOLVEit.
Example ways of promoting:
A digital pack will be supplied containing the RESOLVEit logo etc to be used on all digital marketing and posters. Email your posters to firstname.lastname@example.org before distributing.
PERSONAL SAFETY ENHANCEMENT
The purpose of the Community Challenge is to develop learners’ skills, whilst encouraging learners to identify, develop and participate in opportunities that will benefit the community. During the Community Challenge learners will explicitly develop planning, organisational and personal effectiveness skills and learn to apply them in an appropriate manner.