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This CPD-certified, level-2 e-learning course is suitable for anyone who comes into contact with children in their work or voluntary activity, and provides learners with a thorough understanding of the risks that children face online, what preventative measures they can take, how to take action in the event of an e-safety incident, and what Ofsted expect.
The course includes optional voiceover recorded by a professional actor and culminates with an assessment. It is specifically designed to give learners a better understanding of the risks that children face online, what preventative measures they can take, how to take action in the event of an e-safety incident, and what Ofsted expect.
Law & Legislation
This course covers key points from:
- CEOP guidance
- Effective practice as outlined by Ofsted
- The Risks we all Face Online - The importance of e-safety as a vital life skill, how we all interact with technology, risky behaviour, the risks we all face online – both adults and children – including damage to reputation, bullying, deception, exploitation, revenge porn, and identity theft.
- The Risks that Children Face Online - How much children know about the online world compared to adults, the online behaviour of children and young people, how children and young people interact with social media, sites and apps, the risks that children face online, including content risks, contact risks and conduct risks.
- Content Risks - Content that may be illegal, or inappropriate and upsetting for children, including pornography, violence, hateful material, pro-anorexia and self-harm sites, online ads, in-app purchases, gambling, extremism and radicalisation.
- Content Risks - Cyberbullying - Risks that involve children and young people as participants, specifically cyberbullying, the threat from both peers and strangers, what cyberbullying involves, similarities and differences between traditional bullying and cyberbullying, children who are more at risk of cyberbullying.
- Content Risks - Grooming - Risks that involve children and young people as participants, specifically grooming, the process of befriending and manipulating a child for the purposes of sexual abuse or exploitation, who is at risk of being groomed, how offenders work, what groomers look out for, what dissuades groomers.
- Conduct Risks - Risks that involve children and young people in the position of actors, specifically sexting and illegal downloading, what content goes viral, what sexting involves, the prevalence of sexting, why young people participate in sexting, the risks of sexting, the risks involved with illegal downloading and file-sharing.
- Who is Most at Risk - Risky behaviour, including sharing personal details online and meeting people who have been met online, the different risks that are faced by boys and girls, children and young people who are particularly vulnerable.
- Prevention - The importance of educating and empowering young people to manage risks themselves, ways that adults can support children’s internet use, the most effective ways that adults can help to reduce the risk of e-safety incidents.
- Taking Action - What action you should take in the event of an e-safety incident, the various e-safety incidents you may face, including children seeing things they didn’t want to see, cyberbullying, grooming, sexting, and a young person’s nude images going public.
- What Ofsted Say - What Ofsted consider to be fundamental to outstanding safeguarding practice (this is relevant to schools, nurseries, colleges as well as non-education organisations).