E-Safety - Risks to Children

Overview

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.

Audience

This course is intended for all users of the Internet who work with or care for children.

About this course

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.

Objectives

This course will enable you to: 

  • 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

    Content

    Here are a few topics covered in this course:

    Violent content

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