Internet Safety in Schools

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In our Internet Safety in Schools course you gain more knowledge around what the content of a safety policy should contain so that professionals can develop such a policy with useful and meaningful information that keeps everyone safe within the setting when they are using the internet.

All about this course

In our Internet Safety in Schools course you will learn the importance of internet safety and that whatever activity someone is carrying out via the internet, they are consistently at risk.

You will learn the internet provides multiple opportunities for positive usage, which varies depending on the user and their motivations.

You will acknowledge with countless online resources, the internet has the potential to help teachers to improve their practices and therefore enable their learners to meet their education goals.

An e-safety policy must outline how a setting keeps everyone safe when they are using the internet.

It should demonstrate appropriate internet practice for both staff and children and should link to existing legislation and policies around behaviour, anti-bullying practices and safeguarding.

You will learn of the many dangers children may face when using the internet and the signs to look out for when a child is experiencing potential danger. You will consider the different cyber-security risks which children may face when they are using the internet in an unsafe manner.

In this course you look at the one of the biggest risks that children face when gaming, and that they should be encouraged to play online with people who they know in real life, such as their school friends or family members.

At the end of our Internet Safety in Schools course you will learn many parents may be unaware of the risks that some forms of online behaviour can have.

With this in mind, parents should be encouraged to be as involved as possible with researching and increasing their own levels of knowledge and awareness around online safety.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 2 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 2 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

Fully CPD registered
Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
Fully printed certificate posted next day
Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

Unit 1 – Introduction to online safety –This first unit of our Internet Safety in Schools course will explain what is meant by online safety and give an introduction to a professional’s responsibilities. It will refer specifically to the advantages and disadvantages of using the internet and will outline some of the social media platforms that children and young people are most likely to use. The unit ends with a summary of what the content of a safety policy should contain so that professionals can develop such a policy with useful and meaningful information that keeps everyone safe within the setting when they are using the internet.
Unit 2 – Risks and concerns – In this unit, you will explore the dangers children may face when using the internet. You will look into the signs that may be shown when a child is at risk when they are involved in any of the four activities that are under discussion.
Unit 3 – What is cybersecurity and what are the risks? – In this unit, you will look at the cybersecurity risks which children may face when they are using the internet. This unit will give you details about the different kinds of online risks that may put children in a position where their internet use is unsafe for various reasons.
Unit 4 – How to identify children who are at risk – This unit explains the children who may be at higher risk online and how they are identified. It will also give information on how to deal with online safety incidents. There is a case study at the end of the unit to consider in terms of how you would manage the incident that it portrayed and why.
Unit 5 – Using the internet safely – In this unit you will be given the knowledge that is needed to protect children and keep them safe when online. There will be a discussion of how to approach a conversation about internet safety as well as details about how specifically, to ensure that children are kept safe whilst gaming and whilst using social media.
Unit 6 – Teaching internet safety – In this final unit of our Internet in Schools course you will gain the knowledge needed to teach students and parents how to safely access the internet. There is information about how to plan lessons for both primary and secondary range ages as well as information to support parents in keeping their children safe whilst online. The unit ends with some online resources, which parents may find useful when speaking with their children about internet safety.

Internet Safety in Schools