Safeguarding Children and The Internet Online Course

Safeguarding Children and The Internet Online Course

This Safeguarding Children course, specialising in Online Safety, is designed to help anyone who works with children understand the risks that may be encountered by the online generation. Internet safety for kids is an area that many professionals and parents wish they had a better understanding of, and this course aims to provide sufficient information to allow you to make informed choices, protect children from online dangers and ensure any issues are dealt with appropriately.
Who Should Take This Safeguarding Children: Internet Safety Course?

This course is suitable for anyone who works or lives with children or their families. Internet safety for kids is a topical and significant matter and this course aims to provide an understanding of the risk for professionals, parents and carers alike.
Aims of the Internet Safety Course
This course will help you to:
  • Consider some key facts, statistics and research about internet and mobile technology and the way it is used by children and young people.
  • Explore what some of the risks might be.
  • Consider how the internet and mobile technology are used to target, groom and abuse young people.
  • Think about why young people often do not disclose what is happening to them.
  • Consider how some of the risks can be addressed, including raising awareness among children and young people.
  • Signpost you to some of the resources that can be accessed and used by young people, parents and professionals.
The course is divided into three accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:

  • Introduction to Safeguarding Children Online – key facts, young people and social media and an overview of why online safety for children is important.
  • Risks Associated With the Internet and Mobile Technology – advantages and disadvantages of technology, which children are most at risk online, the risks children face on the internet, ‘sexting’, case studies, the consequences of being exposed to risks, web cams, cyberbullying and online safety in gaming.
  • Addressing Issues of Online Abuse and Risk – raising your awareness of internet safety, raising your workplace’s awareness, raising young people’s awareness, practical internet safety tips, online safety tips for parents, helping your child to use Facebook safely, recognising when things are wrong, responding to concerns and removing online content.
  • Further Resources – a comprehensive list of websites, books and videos that you may wish to consult in order to learn more about child protection and online safety for kids.
How does it work ?   
Beginning with Module 1, read through each module carefully, and at your own pace, ensuring that you have understood and absorbed its content.

On completing a module, you will attempt to answer the corresponding questionnaire for that module. 
Each questionnaire is presented in a multiple choice format; simply select the answer you believe is correct and click on the ‘Next’ button.
Your score for each questionnaire appears as soon as you have completed the last question. If you have attained the pass criteria of 70%, you can move on to the next module.
You have 1 attempt to pass each questionnaire; if you fail to reach 70% per questionnaire, you may still access and complete other parts of the program but will need to repeat the programme again (at an extra cost to you) in order to receive your course certificate.
To complete the programme, you must work through all the modules, as well as attain the pass criteria for that programme.  You may exit the programmes at any point and return later, when you log back in the programme, you will automatically be returned to the place you left off.
On completion of the programme, you will automatically be sent an email confirming your pass or failure status, along with appropriate instructions as to what to do next.
In this programme we use children and young people interchangeably. There are variations in terminology, legislation, guidance and practice relating to child protection in the different nations of the UK. However, the principles are broadly the same and this programme is intended to be relevant to all those whose work (paid or unpaid) brings them into contact with children and young people. For nation-specific information, you will find it useful to visit the websites listed at the end of the final module. 
It is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.  Upon completion you will be emailed a course certificate valid for 3 years.
All our courses are in line with the latest government legislation and guidance including "Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013" (Groups 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 8) and are fully compliant with local Safeguarding Children Board (SCB) requirements. They are compliant with the children's workforce development council (CWDC) induction module 6, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Section 11 of the Children Act 2004, section 175 of the Education Act 2002 and section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship, Immigration Act 2009 and the General Dental Council (GDC)

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