Keeping children safe online course A newly updated online introductory safeguarding course for anyone who works with children

Learn how children use the internet and how you can keep them safe from abuse.

Working at your own pace, this introductory training course will help you gain the skills to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with.

Keeping children safe online

£30 per person

Approximately 3.5 hour online training course

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About this course

Newly updated for 2016, this course will help you to think about the issues that children and young people face online.

Working at your own pace, you’ll learn about :

  • how children use the internet and technology
  • the risks children take online
  • harmful content online
  • online radicalisation and extremism
  • sharing and sexting
  • sexual offending against children online
  • bullying online
  • supporting parents and carers
  • supporting children and young people
  • how to make organisations safer places for children to go online.

How the online course works

Each section takes about 20-25 minutes to complete, followed by a series of questions. At the end of each section you’ll be given a full explanation of the correct and incorrect answers.

The course includes:

  • teaching pages
  • film clips
  • audio recordings
  • reflective tasks
  • interactive learning activities and quizzes

You have access to your course for one year following purchase. Once you've successfully completed it you can download a personalised certificate of achievement.

Keeping children safe online is an introductory course for anyone who works with children or families in their paid or voluntary work.  You don’t need any previous child protection training.

People who have taken this course include:

  • teachers
  • social workers
  • youth clubs
  • police
  • local authorities
  • people working in children’s leisure, community and religious organisations.

Keeping children safe online (2.0) should run in most web browsers, though we recommend that you use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

Before beginning your course, we recommend installing the latest version of your web browser.

The new version of Keeping children safe online is compatible with most tablet devices. However the NSPCC does not provide full technical support for tablet users. Versions of Keeping children safe online purchased before 20th September 2016 will not run on tablets.

Having trouble? Try:

  • updating your web browser
  • turning off your pop-up blocker
  • clearing your cache
  • accepting our cookies
  • turning off private browsing

Participant reviews

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.

£30 per person

Approximately 3.5 hour online training course

Book now

Already have an elearning account? Sign in now

For more information, contact us on 0808 800 5000 or help@nspcc.org.uk 

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