• Internet Safety

    This is a bespoke in-house face to face training course on Internet Safety.

    The aim of this course is to provide learners with an understanding of some of the prominent Internet Safety issues. This would better equip them to implement good practice, enable them to identify issues surrounding internet safety in order to prevent problems before they arise. The course also looks at how to recognise when there may be a problem and what to do next.

    The course considers how different forms of device (ie mobile, PC, tablet)   may be more problematic and why. It assesses why looked after children could be more vulnerable to internet risks such as grooming. It discusses children and young people with special needs and the benefits and pitfalls of social interaction via the internet.

    The course explores the effect cyberbullying or grooming could have on the individual in terms of their self- identity and self-esteem. It looks at how cyberbullying or grooming can lead to marginalisation and changes in behaviour. It examines how to empower young people to make choices and decisions that keep themselves safe, promoting independence.

    The course can cover:

    • What is Internet Safety
    • The internet and who uses it and how
    • Social media
    • Instant messaging and e-mail
    • Peer-to-peer file sharing
    • Online reputation
    • Cyberbullying /trolling
    • Online grooming
    • Online gaming
    • Using the Internet safely
    • Phishing, adware and malware
    • Video and mobile technologies
    • Geotagging
    • Intellectual copyright
    • Identity theft and online fraud
    • Inappropriate pop-ups and links
    • Identifying risky behaviour

    Information regarding legislation will be incorporated.

    The course will identify where carers can access further support.

    The course:

    The training session is bespoke and therefore designed to meet your needs. The session takes into account the different learning styles of participants and has aspects that are auditory, visual and kinaesthetic. The course can contain a combination of slides, videos, interactive exercises and case studies. Participants are encouraged to make use of the training pack to help with their learning.

    The following learning objectives are examples which can be amended to meet requirements.

    By the end of the course learners should be able to:

    • Know the risks posed to young people by internet/social media/gaming use
    • Explain how to keep young people safe whilst online
    • Discuss why looked after children may be more vulnerable online and the potential risks to the young person.
    • Evaluate the potential effect of grooming and cyberbullying on young people
    • Discuss difficulties that may arise when implementing e-safety practice.
    • Analyse ways of overcoming difficulties that may occur when implementing e-safety practice.
    • Demonstrate how you support and encourage children and young people to develop e-safety skills in order to keep themselves safe online.
    • Know where to access further support and information.