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Safeguarding Children Online

Course Information

This course builds on the half day 'Introduction to Online Safety' training. It covers safeguarding issues specifically in relation to online activity; including online grooming, cyberbullying, sexting, relationship abuse, Child Sexual Exploitation, emotional health and well being, and extreme views.

Delegates will be signposted to supporting resources.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants should be able:

  • To consider ways the internet may be used to harm children or put them at risk

  • To be aware of communication systems engaged by children, young people and adults

  • To be aware that a wide range of safeguarding issues have an online element

  • To consider risk factors both on and off-line in forming relationships and sharing personal information

  • To consider strategies used to engage children and young people in risky behaviour

  • To have an awareness of the law and reporting systems available to offer protection from abuse

  • To reflect on Safer Working Practice in relation to the use of technology


Who is this course for?

This is an introductory course for anyone who works with children or families in their paid or voluntary work; You must have attended the ½ day 'Safeguarding Children Online' training.

People who have taken this course include:

  • Prevention and intervention support worker

  • All school staff

  • Designated safeguarding leads

  • Family support workers

  • Voluntary sector

  • Police officers

  • Health care staff

  • Foster carers and residential staff

  • Housing support officers

  • Social workers