Course Duration: 1h 12m (approx) online training + self-directed learning and activities + final assessment.
Safeguarding children online is everyone’s responsibility. All staff should receive appropriate online safety training which is regularly updated and is integrated, aligned and considered as part of the whole school or college safeguarding approach and wider staff training and curriculum planning.
This Essential CPD course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident and empowered to help keep children safe online.
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 Lorna Ponambalum, safeguarding expert and senior leadership education professional, the course is split into seven modules. The course consists of learning through video modules, completion of tasks, further reading and viewing external resources. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives from the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.
Designed in line with the following policies
- Keeping Children Safe in Education
- Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education
- Teaching online safety in schools
- Education for a connected world
- Sharing nudes and semi-nudes: advice for education settings working with children and young people
- Harmful online challenges and online hoaxes
- The Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF)
- Ofsted Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years, Education and Skills Setting guidance
- Understanding your statutory online safeguarding responsibilities and recognising the core legislation and guidance.
- Recognising what the most effective approach to online safety is and exploring the main roles and responsibilities of different members of staff.
- Identifying the different types of online harms and risks associated with unsafe communications.
- Understanding the impact the online world can have on children’s mental health and wellbeing and implementing strategies to build their digital resilience.
- Recognising the important role staff have to play in supporting children with SEND and providing them with an online safety education.