SaferJourno is a free and open-source curriculum guide for media trainers who teach students, professionals and peers digital safety and online security. SaferJourno provides lesson plans for six different modules; assessing risks, basic protection, mobile phone safety, keeping data safe, researching securely, and protecting email. The toolkit starts with the trainer’s guide, which walks journalism and media trainers through easy-to-use adult teaching and learning approaches.
The curriculum for the toolkit was created by Internews with experts within the increasingly overlapping fields of journalism and cybersafety. The toolkit was field-tested in Nairobi, Kenya, and peer-reviewed by leading experts in the digital security and journalism fields. The toolkit aims to help journalists, and the trainers and educators who work with them, integrate the fundamentals of digital safety into their craft and daily practice of journalism.
The toolkit is now available to you as a free pdf download under a Creative Commons license.
Given the rapid changes in digital security, the SaferJourno curriculum will be a living and evolving document; we'll be updating the toolkit to reflect changes in the technology and practices. We welcome your feedback in our efforts to keep the toolkit as relevant and useful as possible.