Safeguarding Online Training
Almost 9 in 10 children aged 10 to 15 years said they went online every day in the last year. The internet can be a brilliant tool for children and young people and over the last two years has been a must for them to stay connected with their peers, family and education. However we know that there are also so many risks online.
While the majority of children exchanged messages with people online who they knew in person, around one in six children spoke with someone they had never met before, we also have to consider cyberbullying, online hate speech, receiving unwanted images and being exposed to sexualised content.
Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People Online
Learners will develop an understanding of the various ways in which children and young people use the internet and social media as well as gaining an awareness of the possible risks each method poses. Learners will also be able to identify key practices in order to keep children and young people safe as well as how to report abusive behaviour online and dealing with safeguarding disclosures in relation to abusive online behaviour.
Safeguarding and Online
This course builds on the half day 'Introduction training. It covers safeguarding issues specifically in relation to online activity; including online grooming, cyberbullying, sexting, relationship abuse, Child Sexual Exploitation and emotional health and well-being. Learners will understand the ways in which the internet can be used to harm or put children and young people at risk, including forming relationships and sharing personal information/images. This course will also give learners an awareness of the law and reporting systems in place and of strategies that can be used to engage children and young people