E-Learning - Online Safety - Risks to Children

Most children use the Internet positively but they can sometimes behave in ways that may place themselves at risk. Knowing the potential risks and being able to encourage responsible and safe use of the internet is vital to help safeguard children online.

Some of the topics covered in this course are:

  • Violent content 
  • Pornographic content 
  • Hateful content 
  • Adverts and spam 
  • Harassment 
  • Grooming 
  • Ideological persuasion 
  • Identity theft 
  • Online bullying 
  • Sexting 
  • Harmful content 
  • Copyright infringement and Piracy 
  • Gambling 
  • Social networking 
  • Gaming

Practitioners will:

  • Learn the background and legal basis for safeguarding
  • Know the potential risks associated with the internet and what adults and children need to know in order to manage these risks
  • Know the 3 C's of e-Safety: Content, Contact, and Conduct
  • Learn how to manage risks from the perspective of an adult
  • Learn how to manage risks from the perspective of a child or young person

Suitable for all users of the Internet who work with or care for children.