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Cyber Safety: Protecting Children Online
This evidence-based course enables workers to develop awareness of current child safety issues for children and young people using new technologies (for activities such as gaming, social networking, cyberbullying and accessing inappropriate material).

Registrations for this event are closed until more spaces are allocated.

4 May 2018

9:00AM - 4:30PM

Cyber Safety: Protecting Children Online

Course Description

This evidence-based course enables workers to develop awareness of current child safety issues for children and young people using new technologies (for activities such as gaming, social networking, cyberbullying and accessing inappropriate material) and to develop effective strategies to increase the resilience of children and young people who use new technologies. This course will also give practical resources to support workers in their roles and also signpost to resources which can be used to help support parents and carers in this space.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits and risks for children and young people who access the internet, social media, mobile phones and games
  • List a range of websites which may create additional risks and vulnerabilities for children and young people online
  • Explain and use the online grooming features model to understand how offenders access children and young people online
  • List vulnerable groups of children and young people who access the online world
  • Describe the potential for risk and harm for children and young people who access the internet, social media, mobile phones and games
  • Explain and relate how technology can be used in assessment, treatment and support for children and young people
  • Describe and apply a number of tools and resources for children and young people to use to enhance their online resilience