Safeguarding Children L4 including Internet Safety Certification
Every child has the right to live a life free from abuse. Sadly, many children are mistreated, often by those closest to them. Child abuse, which takes several different forms, has long-lasting repercussions. For example, adults who have been abused as children are significantly more likely to develop mental health problems. They are also at increased risk of perpetrating abuse against others. Fortunately, effective safeguarding can prevent child abuse. It also offers a framework that encourages prompt reporting, which can save a child from further suffering. This course outlines how safeguarding works to support children’s wellbeing, how to identify abuse and what to do if you suspect that a child is being mistreated.
Although the internet is an invaluable tool for discovery and learning, it can also be a dangerous place for the most vulnerable among us. Whether you’re a teacher, in school administration, a parent or you work with children in some other capacity, this course will teach you how to better protect those too young to protect themselves. You will learn how to help children to recognise the potential hazards associated with use of the internet. Furthermore, they will learn to recognise possible warning signs, if a child is being bullied or otherwise abused in their online interactions.
If you work with children, having the tools that this course will give you is absolutely essential.
You Will Learn:-
- What “safeguarding” means, why children are a vulnerable group and who has a responsibility to protect them from harm.
- The different forms child abuse can take, including emotional and sexual abuse.
- How you can identify the most common signs of child abuse.
- What you should do if you know or suspect that a child is being abused.
- Why the internet poses safety risks and how to safeguard children who use the internet.
- The tools that are available, to help you monitor online activity and block harmful content
- The signs that a child is developing an online relationship and how to identify if that relationship is healthy;
- How predators use the internet, to lure in children and signs that a child is in contact with one;
- What cyber bullies are and what to do, if you suspect that a child is using the internet, in order to bully others;
- How to identify if a child has become the victim of online bullying;
- What are the most current apps and software that children are using and the potential risks associated with them;
- Teaching online privacy and why it’s so important to protect your personal information.
Benefits Of Taking This Course:-
- If you are responsible for the care of children, whether in your personal or professional life, this course will help you keep them safe.
- If you are considering starting a career in a childcare or education-based field, this course will prepare you to understand and meet your safeguarding duties.
- You will be in a position to help victims of abuse, allowing you to make an enormous difference to their long-term health and wellbeing.
- Your new knowledge will enable you to navigate media discourse and debates around child protection and safeguarding.
- You will be in a position to teach others how to safeguard children.
- You will be able to make the internet a safer place for children, using these new and valuable skills;
- This course provides the ability to study at the time and from the place that best suits them;
- Study materials are available on all major devices and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Reasons why the dangers of the digital era must be taken seriously, when it comes to child safety.
- Exactly how and why children make use of the internet, for both educational and recreational purposes.
- How to strike a balance between appropriate concern for your child’s wellbeing and remaining protective with regards to online activities.
- The specific sources of danger that children may encounter, when they use the internet.
- The prevalence of social media use amongst children and teenagers.
- The most common ways in which children and teenagers use social media.
- The most popular social media platforms with different age groups.
- The importance of teaching your child to use privacy settings as a means of protecting their personal information and identity from misuse.
- Why you must be prepared to support your child, in the event that they become a victim of bullying.
- The factors that may make a child or teenager particularly vulnerable to cyber-bullying.
- How to spot the signs that indicate your child may be a victim of bullying.
- How children and teenagers feel when they are on the receiving end of cyber-bullying.
- What is meant by the term “grooming' and why parents need to be aware of the dangers.
- The various types of online grooming used by predators on the internet.
- How the grooming process typically unfolds, from beginning to end.
- How to spot the signs of grooming and abuse in children and teenagers.
- What children and teenagers learn about sex, gender roles and relationships online.
- Research findings, which indicate that viewing pornography may have a negative long-term effect on healthy sexual development and the ability to form appropriate relationships.
- How to talk to your child about pornography and other sexually explicit material.
- How children and young people use the internet to date and develop romantic relationships.
- Why you may want to consider using tools, such as monitoring applications, to keep your child safe online.
- The major functions offered by some of the most popular monitoring tools available.
- How to introduce and talk about monitoring tools with your child.
- The ways in which older children and teenagers may try to work around monitoring tools.
Who can take the Safeguarding Children L4 Including Internet Safety Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 10 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 10 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 10 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Safeguarding Children L4 Including Internet Safety Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 10 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.