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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1572608450414{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Most parents and carers are very aware that the online world can be a dangerous place for children. It is where many children are groomed for sexual or criminal exploitation. The prevalence of mobile phones blurs the lines of ownership and responsibility and makes it harder for parents to feel like they can protect their children.

There is undoubtedly a lot that parents can do to minimise the risks. However, we also need to come to terms with the hard truth that we will never be able to fully control our children’s exposure to the online world. It is a constantly evolving world where for every parental control, there is a Youtube video teaching tenacious young people exactly how to get around it. For every App we become familiar with, our children are trying three new ones we’ve never heard off.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1572608483644{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]What we can do:

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[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1572609092779{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Most of all, keep the dialogue open about what they are doing online, and how those interactions are making them feel.

We can’t control everything, but we can be mindful around the five themes of online safety.

Overuse – Are we using technology too much?

Conduct – How you behave online

Content – What you view, share (upload) and download

Contact – Who do you interact with?

Commercial – POP-UPS, scams and more

To explore this topic further, ask Tori about our face-to-face Online Safety training session – [email protected] or look at these resources online:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/gaming/

www.childnet.com 

www.kidsmart.org.uk 

www.digizen.org

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.ceop.police.co.uk

www.barnardos.org.uk/generation-digital

www.nspcc.co.uk  

www.knowthenet.org.uk/jargon-buster

You may also be interested in our e-learning around topics such as Grooming which explores the broader tactics employed on and offline to coerce young and vulnerable people.

Visit our website for a full course description or drop Tori a line to discuss how it can work for your teams – [email protected][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This course deals with some of the new challenges around protecting children on the Internet and other technologies. It explores best practice in parenting / caring in this digital age.

The course focuses on empowering children and young people to keep safe whilst encouraging them to be responsible Internet users. Those who are vulnerable in the offline world are also more vulnerable in the online world. This course enables carers to help their placement children to recognise the risks and benefits of online behaviour, which in turn helps to protect them. It gives adults up to date strategies on how to support children and young people as they interact with their constantly evolving online world.

Learning outcomes:

  1. To be knowledgeable of new internet trends.
  2. Be able to use links to safeguarding sites/applications to help keep children and young people safe. Knowing how to use age and content restrictions where appropriate.
  3. Advise children on personal safety when using the Internet, mobile phones or other 3G/4G devices.
  4. Know how to act appropriately when coming across something awkward or suspicious.
  5. Understand specific online risks for Looked After Children.
  6. Make children aware of the potential problems associated with using the Internet and modern technologies.
  7. Appreciate the importance of playing a vital part in educating children and young people to adopt responsible behaviours when using online technologies.

Is this course for me?

Attendance on this course is MANDATORY for foster carer an update / refresher is required every three years.

This course is for foster carers, adopters and Supervising Social Workers. In addition, this course is for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.

Also relevant for youth workers, education professionals and those in the community and voluntary sectors.

Level: beginner / intermediate This course can be adapted to advanced level for skilled practitioners.[/vc_column_text][mk_button dimension=”flat” size=”xx-large” icon=”mk-moon-bubbles-2″ url=”/request-training/” align=”center” fullwidth=”true” margin_top=”20″]Request Training[/mk_button][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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