Course Duration: 46 minutes (approx.)
All schools should adopt a robust and effective strategy to help keep children safe online. Child protection leads and senior leaders should ensure that their school is meeting local policy requirements and that they are pursuing a culture of online safety which is fully integrated into their school safeguarding practice.
Our annual online safety training for child protection leads and senior leaders provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to ensure you are delivering a comprehensive approach to online safety.
Split into bite-sized modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, any time, anywhere.
Developed by international safeguarding expert, Robin Watts, the course has been divided into seven easy-to-digest modules and encourages audience interaction to support and embed learning. There is a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence course completion.
- Understanding the nature of the online world today, how children’s online usage develops with age and what online risks they may be exposed to.
- Recognising the different roles and responsibilities of educators around online safety and developing robust and rigorous online safety policies to help mitigate risk.
- Identifying the role of the larger school community, recognising internal reporting procedures and how to handle online safety concerns.
- Understanding the need for filtering and monitoring systems to be in place and establishing best practice methods.
- Recognising the signs of online abuse, how the internet can be misused and where schools can seek further advice and support.
Module 1: The need for online safety
Module 1 will discuss why online safety is so important and explore some of the main risks that children are facing today.
Module 2: The role of school leaders
Module 2 will explore what the responsibilities of senior school leaders and child protection leads (or safeguarding leads) are and how they should look to develop a whole school culture of online safety.
Module 3: The role of school staff
In module 3 you will learn about the roles and responsibilities of other key members of staff who can support the delivery of and advise on implementing effective online safety practice.
Module 4: The role of the wider school community
In module 4 you will explore the role of the larger school community in safeguarding children online including volunteers, pupils, parents and external groups.
Module 5: Understanding internal policies and procedures
Module 5 will cover the relevant policies that schools should look to have in place in order to implement effective online safety provision and support efficient reporting processes.
Module 6: Implementing firewalls and filtering systems
Module 6 will discuss what filters and monitoring systems senior leaders must have in place and the criteria they should meet in order to protect children from harmful and inappropriate content.
Module 7: Recognising online risks
In the final module you will learn to recognise the signs of online abuse and some of the main online risks that children may encounter at different ages.