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Keeping children safe online

An online learning course for anyone working with children

Keeping Children Safe Online will help you understand how children use the internet and other digital technology.

It's a joint initiative between the NSPCC and the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP), aimed at any organisation or professional working with children.

This e-learning course will help you to think about the issues that young people face online and the challenge that you have as a professional to protect and educate them. It will help you to review the provision that you have in place whatever context you are in and signpost you to further help, support and advice.

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Course content

This e-learning programme covers:

  • how children use the internet and technology
  • the risks they face from other people - both other children and adult offenders
  • behaviour by children that exposes them to greater risks online
  • what to do if children experience issues such as cyber bullying or grooming
  • how to make organisations safer places for children to go online through learning, downloadable resources and practical guidance
  • how to conduct an e-safety audit and create an acceptable use policy for an organisation.

Once you've successfully completed this course you can download a personalised certificate of achievement.

The course costs £20, takes no longer than a morning or afternoon to complete, and modules can be completed at a time that suits you.


Here's what professionals have to say about the course:

"This is a comprehensive general introduction to the area of e-safety which will enable professionals working with children to identify and manage risks with confidence. Many thanks!"

"Really useful course. Clearly outlines each module and provides useful links and videos to support information provided."

"I think the course is great. The fact that it costs a little, can be done at own pace and covers the organisation response as well as warnings makes it a professional support I would recommend someone in a school take part in."

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