Delivering Be Internet Citizens, supported by Google.org and YouTube Creators for Change

THU 22 - SAT 24 OCT 2020


21 HOURS | 15 EVENTS | 3 DAYS 

A free online festival that empowers digital citizens through access to incredible people and exclusive information.


We have made years of digital progress in months. Life as we know it is CXNCELLED and we are now living in ‘The New Normal’.

But it doesn’t feel very ‘normal’ so we need to learn to navigate this new space and ultimately, remind ourselves that people hold the power on what the internet is and what it can become.

We invite you to take a seat at our metaphorical digital table to talk Digital Citizenship with top brands, big influencers and industry professionals.

Beatfreeks has teamed up with the power-house that is UK Youth to programme a series of events that:

  • Educates and inspires 
  • Explores current, topical and sometimes difficult conversations
  • Reminds us that the power is in our hands


October 22, 2020
Digital Citizenship: Training Webinar
 | 11:30
 - 14:30

Beatfreeks has teamed up with UK Youth to deliver Be Internet Citizens, an innovative training and resource programme for educators and youth workers – supported by Google.org and YouTube. This training event equips those who work directly with young people with the tools to teach them how to become safe users of the web, and encourage them to be positive voices online.

October 22, 2020
Fake News: Real Life Consequences Hosted by Richie Brave
 | 14:30
 - 16:00

By now most of us have heard of the term, Fake News. Some of us may even be thinking about how we equip young people with the tools to navigate Fake News online. And for a select few, protecting young people from Fake News may be part of our duty of care; parents, teachers, youth workers. We see you.

October 22, 2020
(Mind the) Digital Skills Gap
 | 16:30
 - 17:30

90% of all jobs now require digital skills but how many of us have the skills required to fill those jobs? And if we don’t have the skills, how do we gain them? It’s no longer the case that you have to be a website designer, or similar, to be digitally capable. The influence of the internet is now seeping into most facets of our economy, and indeed the jobs that fill it.

October 22, 2020
Cancel Culture: Shame on Who? With Ayishat Akanbi & Jaspreet Kaur
 | 18:00
 - 19:00
An online discussion exploring the complexities (or not) of cancel culture and online shaming. We have all seen cancel culture play out online. Maybe you’ve even joined a cancel party yourself. Whether it was your favourite YouTuber getting cancelled from some wild 2010 tweets, or a large company getting cancelled after being exposed for mistreating staff. It exists, and it seems to be on the rise. So, let’s talk about it.

Equipping teachers and youth workers with the tools to empower young people to be safe users of the web and encourage them to be positive voices online.

Delivered by Beatfreeks, supported by Google.org and Youtube Creators For Change


Beatfreeks are delivering free e-safety training webinars for teachers and youth workers.

We welcome all educators who work with young people aged 13 – 15 years to join us at one of our online training events.

During our interactive webinar, our expert facilitators will deconstruct, and build your confidence in teaching, complex topics with a unique, fun first approach. 

Be Internet Citizens covers topics like fake news, biased writing, echo chambers, filter bubbles, emotional manipulation, scapegoating and us versus them mentality.

Taking part qualifies as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for all teachers and youth workers. Each participant will come away with:

  • A copy of our PSHE accredited resources which includes five session plans
  • A copy of our supplementary resources suitable for remote teaching during the COVID – 19 pandemic

“This is the ideal resource, we’ll be using this forever. We have 240 girls aged 11 to 16 years whose lives can be changed positively from the programme. This will now be part of set form time lessons for many years to come.”

Headteacher who attended one of our training sessions.

Formal Educational Resources